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  •  Peter Beinart & "non-democratic Israel." (3+ / 0-)

    Peter Beinart released a book a couple years ago, The Crisis of Zionism, in which he argued that unless Israel vacates the occupied territories, it should give the people being occupied the right to vote--not just for "their own" government with very limited powers, but for the Israeli government that wields ultimate practical power over them.

    And Beinart argued the rest of us should divest from any enterprises that profit from the occupied territories.

    I like Beinart's approach. It's hard to argue with democracy.

    More:

    http://www.nytimes.com/...

    http://www.theatlantic.com/...

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 01:09:34 PM PDT

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