Peter Beinart on Resistance and De-Escalation

In this conversation with RevDem editor Ferenc Laczó, Peter Beinart discusses ethical and unethical forms of Palestinian resistance and the complex relationship between condemning and contextualizing mass crimes; explains why he thinks ongoing Israeli military efforts are not only morally wrong but also likely to prove counterproductive; points to ways that Israeli Jews and Palestinians may be brought together now to recognize their intertwined tragedies – and reflects on how he balances his Jewish familial obligations and the universalistic ethical message about the dignity of all people in the current moment of despair and rage.

Peter Beinart is professor of journalism and political science at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and editor-at-large at Jewish Currents. He also runs the Substack The Beinart Notebook.

In collaboration with Lucie Hunter

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