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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Beinart’s boycott plan deals a blow to peace bid

By Steven Bayme, JTA March 22, 2012

NEW YORK -- Far from charting a path toward peace for Israelis and Palestinians, Peter Beinart’s advice, “boycott the settlements to save Israel,” would make peace far less likely. Beinart’s boycott plan assumes that Jewish settlement on the West...

Peter Beinart, who called this week for a boycott of West Bank goods, meets students at the J Street national conference in February 2011. Beinart is due to keynote this years conference by the liberal pro-Israel group at the end of the month.

Peter Beinart calls for a ‘Zionist BDS,’ but he’s not finding many takers

By Ron Kampeas, JTA March 20, 2012

WASHINGTON—Should Jews shun other Jews? And should they shun Jews who call on Jews to shun other Jews? Peter Beinart’s call in the New York Times recently for a boycott of goods manufactured in West Bank settlements reignited a debate not just about...

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