Peter Beinart and Jonathan Freedland on Israel and the Diaspora

Peter Beinart, Jonathan Freedland

26/02/2015 8:30 pm
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Voices have the power to sway public opinion and perhaps even determine policies. Peter Beinart, who writes for The Atlantic and Haaretz, and The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland consider how the Jewish Diaspora voice might exert a more meaningful influence on the strategies of Israel’s decision-makers.

Jonathan Freedland


Jonathan Freedland is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for The Guardian and is the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series The Long View as well as the co-host (with the Israeli journalist Yonit Levi) of Unholy, a weekly podcast. He has written twelve books, the latest of which is The Escape Artist: the Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World.

Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart teaches journalism and political science at New York’s City University. He is a senior columnist at Haaretz, a CNN commentator and a senior fellow at The New America Foundation. His books include The Crisis of Zionism.

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