Author, essayist, and Dartmouth
professor of Jewish Studies, Shaul Magid joins us to discuss the
myth of a “two state solution” in the Palestine/Israel conflict. He
explains the origins of the idea and its continued belief amongst
“liberal Zionists” that this must be possible. He contends that
without it, these people must admit that they are possibly no
different than the right wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Professor Magid is a contributing editor to Tablet Magazine, editor
of Jewish Thought and Culture at Tikkun Magazine, and Kogod Senior
Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America.
His work includes the Jewish mystical tradition, American Judaism,
and the Israel/Palestine conflict and history of Zionism. His
latest two books are Piety and Rebellion: Essays in Hasidism and
The Bible the Talmud and the New Testament: Elijah Zvi
Solovetichik's Commentary to the Gospels. His new book project is
Meir Kahane: An American Jewish Radical.