Progressives, with the obvious exception of progressive Zionists, just love to defame and demonize Israel. Those of us who care about that country and who follow I-P discourse on the progressive-left know that progressive venues spit hatred at Israel constantly.
Part of the tactic used in defaming Israel is in defaming Jewish supporters of Israel by dragging our characters through the mud and smearing us with the most insidious charges imaginable.
Today, I see, that the heathlander has smeared and defamed Volleyboy1.
In a "diary" by The Troubadour, a wolf in sheep's clothing if every there was one, Volleyboy stood up for Israel by carefully explaining just how it is that Israel cannot in any way be reasonably compared to the Jim Crow South.
So, how does the heathlander respond?
He tells Volleyboy that he favors apartheid and the brutalization of Palestinians!
The thrust of your comment is that unlike black people in the US, Palestinians deserve to be brutalised... I won't bother to respond to this - although if apartheid is a justified and necessary response by Israel...
The problem is that Volleyboy never said, nor in any way implied, that Israel was, or should be, an apartheid state. Nor did Volleyboy ever say, or in any way imply, that he favors the brutalization of anyone.
But, needless to say, this is how these vicious anti-Semitic anti-Zionists like the heathlander operate. First they defame Israel then they defame Jewish defenders of Israel if, like Volleyboy, we dare to speak up.
This is what we must put up with if we wish to participate on the progressive-left.
Thank G-d I no longer have any such desire, but I do feel bad for Jewish liberals who must put up with this sort of defamation on a regular basis. It's a rather high price to pay in order to participate in progressive venues.
I, for one, do not think that it is worth it... not by a long shot.