A few years ago, in an essay titled “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” the American Jewish journalist Peter Beinart chastised the organized community for being out of touch with the critical view of Israel increasingly held by young American Jews. “For several decades,” wrote Beinart, “the Jewish establishment has asked American Jews to check their liberalism at Zionism’s door. Now, to [its] horror, it is finding that many young Jews have checked their Zionism instead.”
Why British Jewry Isn't "Drifting Away" from Israel
British Jews may not be much less liberal than their American counterparts, but their debates over Israel stop well short of corrosiveness.