JTA Twitter 50: Peter Beinart


Peter Beinart – @PeterBeinart

For those looking for smart, thorough, at times provocative takes on issues affecting Jews in the U.S. and Israel through a liberal lens, Peter Beinart’s Twitter feed is required reading. The former New Republic editor, current Forward columnist and contributing editor for The Atlantic is an authoritative voice in the field, and his Twitter feed spans the Jewish cultural spectrum. A recent sampling includes commentary on Israel’s controversial nation-state law, the Austrian plan to require Jews to register to buy kosher meat and the Birthright trip walkouts.

Although consistently liberal, Beinart is not predictable.

Still, don’t expect much support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters here. Upon reading the story of a prominent American philanthropist who was aggressively questioned at Israel’s only major airport, Beinart noted simply: “While you’re at it, think about what passing through Ben Gurion is like for Palestinians.”

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