"Yes, punish — the Israeli government for rejecting it.
Let's go back in time.
The Big Bang Theory first aired. America's favorite song was something horrible. Peter Beinart departed the New Republic and reinvented himself as a "Liberal Zionist" critic of Israel.
The Daily Beast gave him his own blog network which no one read and he decided to launch a new bid for relevance post-election by going full anti-Israel. No more half-measures. No more liberal Zionism. Finally it'll be the unfiltered Beinart.
"If Israelis have the right to vote for permanent occupation, we in the Diaspora have the right to resist it," Beinart rants.
The piece is the usual gibberish, but Beinart now reads more like Max Blumenthal, denouncing some American Jewish establishment for claiming that Israel is ready to take risks for peace when it refuses to do so. (Apparently Beinart missed out on the last few decades.)
"In the absence of Palestinian violence and American pressure, Jewish Israelis at first pretended the Palestinians did not exist," Beinart claims, having missed out on that recent war in which Hamas bombed major Israeli cities.
"The American Jewish establishment will never admit that its theory of change has been discredited. It will go on insisting, no matter how laughable that insistence becomes, that Israel is serious about creating a Palestinian state," he whines.
Again, the only reason there is a call for a Palestinian State is the fact that Israel puts itself on the line in a huge way to create one.
Beinart rants without any mention of what the PLO and Hamas have or have not been doing. Like most anti-Israel bigots, Beinart operates in a fact-free, logic-free and reality-free vacuum.
He proves Israel's evil through the lack of peace while completely ignoring its feasibility. No peace = Israel evil. This is what Beinart's despicable sham of "Liberal Zionism" has come down to.
The rest is tediously predictable.
Sheldon Adelson. A quote from a black leader. Israeli brutality. BDS.
If you've seen Israeli Apartheid Week, you already know the drill. All Peter Beinart has to offer is a half-assed version of that. I don't know why he thinks anyone would find a poor man's Max Blumenthal compelling, but his career is equal parts testimony to the bad faith and bad judgement of his poses.
"It means denying visas to, and freezing the assets of, Naftali Bennett and other pro-settler leaders. It means pushing the Obama administration to present out its own peace plan, and to punish — yes, punish — the Israeli government for rejecting it. It means making sure that every time Benjamin Netanyahu and the members of his cabinet walk into a Jewish event outside Israel, they see Diaspora Jews protesting outside."
Can we freeze the assets of Peter Beinart? Even Naftali Bennett's worst critics don't claim that he supports terrorists.
Anyway don't get the idea that any of this makes Beinart disloyal or a traitor. He still loves evil brutal racist Israel. Seriously.
"It means loving Israel more than ever," Beinart writes.
Peter Beinart must be one of those "The more you love your wife, the more you beat her" kind of guys.
The good news is that the Beinarts are going extinct. Apparently building a Jewish culture around hating Jews doesn't work. Israel may be destroyed, but the Beinarts will always destroy themselves.