Three years ago, Zimmerman formed "IfNotNow," a grassroots group that opposes Israel's occupation. The group claims to have nearly 2,000 trained activists, with chapters in 16 cities and a dozen college campuses.
"Our contribution is to bring the crisis of American Jewish support for the occupation into the center of public discourse and to force a difficult conversation," she said.
Beinart warned "there is no question" American Jews are growing ever more distant from Israel. "The depth of animosity and alienation has grown dramatically," he said, predicting that Israelis will be "shocked" by how critical of Israeli policies Democratic presidential candidates in 2020 will be and how much support they will get from young American Jews.
"When you think about how liberal American Jews think about Donald Trump, that's the way they feel about Netanyahu," he said. "That's the emerging demographic majority in the United States."
Again, thank God that the days of all American Jews' unquestioning loyalty to extremely oppressive and even criminal right-wing Zionism are over.