I was planning, in response to an e-mail from Jogo, to write my thoughts on J Street, a project towards which I am broadly sympathetic. Any of you who have any opinions on it, feel free to post in the comments.
In the meantime, via Jogo, the first two parts of an interesting series in the LA Times:
1. Judea Pearl says early Zionists acted in good faith to coexist peacefully with Palestinians. George E. Bisharat replies that all partition efforts before Israel was established in 1948 treated Palestinians unfairly.
2. George E. Bisharat says Jimmy Carter assumed the pragmatist role that the Bush administration refuses to play in relation to Hamas. Judea Pearl sees wishful thinking behind Carter’s actions, as well as a willingness to accept terrorism as a legitimate tactic.