In a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday, leftist writer and anti-Israel critic Peter Beinart jumped the shark by calling for Israel to be replaced with a bi-national, unitary state called “Israel-Palestine.”
“Israel-Palestine can be a Jewish home that is also, equally, a Palestinian home,” Beinart declared, flying in the face of all reason and historical evidence.
David Harris, the head of the American Jewish Committee, compared Beinart’s remarks to those of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who called for a similar “solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in a 2001 op-ed, also published by the Times. “NYTimes’ opeds calling for the end of Israel, the tiny sliver of land where Jews exercise sovereignty in their ancestral home: -Muammar Qaddafi, 1/21/09 –Peter Beinart, 7/8/20 Can anyone recall the NYTimes publishing opeds urging the end of any other nation (& UN member)? Hmm,” Harris wrote on Twitter.
Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro rightfully dismissed Beinart’s plan as “utopian nonsense.”