Peter Beinart leaving Daily Beast to join Haaretz, The Atlantic

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Author and journalist Peter Beinart is leaving the Daily Beast to join the Israeli daily Haaretz as a senior columnist.

Beinart will begin writing for Haaretz as of Jan. 1, the newspaper announced, on “issues related to the complex triangle of Israel, America, and the American Jewish community.”

Beinart, who edited the Open Zion blog at the Daily Beast, also will join The Atlantic. His articles for The Atlantic will appear in the Hebrew edition of Haaretz.

The author of the book “The Crisis of Zionism,” Beinart has spurred controversy with his call for a boycott of West Bank Jewish settlements. He also is an associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York.

“Peter Beinart has reshaped the discussion about the future of Israel in the American Jewish community, and his voice will be a great contribution to Haaretz’s team of writers,” said Haaretz editor in chief Aluf Benn. “His original thinking and unique point of view will enrich both our Israeli and American readers.”

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