Tuesday 27 March 2012

"Liberal Zionism: A Contradiction in Terms?"

In the following piece in Jewish Quarterly, I question the seemingly neat fusion of liberalism and Zionism encapsulated by the term "Liberal Zionism." Following the launch in early 2012 of Peter Beinart's blog, Open Zion, and the publication of his book, The Crisis of Zionism, it is increasingly clear that Liberal Zionism is in vogue. I critically analyse both theoretical and historical arguments to ask whether Liberal Zionism is coherent or actually a contradiction in terms.