Thursday, January 3, 2013

A note from a year ago

Mike L.

On a whim I decided to take a gander at what I may have written a year ago as we entered 2012.

Here it is and still holds true.


Why Support a Movement that Would See Israel Destroyed?

Karam

It simply makes no sense.

Progressive-left Jews support a movement, the progressive movement, that is also home to anti-Zionists who would see Israel destroyed as a Jewish state and the Jewish people, thereby, subject to potential genocide.

Why in this world should Jewish people support a movement that, ultimately, is indifferent to the fate of the Jewish state and that supports people who actively seek to undermine its well-being and, therefore, the well-being of you and your children?

It really is as simple as that, folks.

You can support Jewish sovereignty on Jewish land or you can support the progressive-left. You cannot support both because the progressives will not allow it. The reason that they will not allow it is because they also support anti-Semitic anti-Zionism as we see on a daily basis on Daily Kos, the Huffington Post, and the UK Guardian.

Day after day after day, the Jewish state comes in for a beating from our erstwhile allies. They do not criticize. They demean, defame, and demonize and they do so within venues that we are supposed to believe represent our friends and allies.

They aren't.

Jews supported and helped build the progressive movement from the beginning, but the progressives have turned on you and that is what you, at long last, must recognize. I know that it's hard. Friendships are involved. Long-standing commitments are involved. Job security, even, is also sometimes involved. But we cannot allow ourselves to throw Israel into the toilet because we do not wish to alienate fake friends.

The bottom line is that the progressive movement has accepted anti-Zionism and, thereby, rejected us.

That's a fact.

It's a sad fact, but fact it is.

And it is long past time that we acknowledge it, deal with it, and move on.

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