For example, anyone who knows anything about the I-P conflict knows that there is ongoing tension between the Jews and the Arabs who live on the west bank of the Jordan. Sometimes Jews are at fault, often Arabs are at fault. Recently there was a Jewish attack on some Arabs in retaliation for the Arab murder of some Jews.
But how does this get characterized among liberals? Well, if Daily Kos is any indication... and it is... they blame pretty much everything solely on the Jews.
Lefty Coaster says this:
Approving racist police watching with satisfaction as a racist settler mob attacks with astounding brutality. And the US tacitly supports all of this.
Right Wing Jews as more "Price Tag" terrorism. But this time the attack was carried out inside Israel itself, showing that racist violence is now targeting Palestinian Israelis.
The appropriately named "Weasel" claims the following:
The mosque attack inside Israel, like this particularly brutal attack on activists, highlights the fact that the settlers are crossing more and more lines. These steps were almost inevitable, as Israel continues to empower, arm, and protect the settler paramilitaries.
SCFrog claims that Jews living where Jews come from are "land thieves":
Let's not call them "settlers" (5+ / 0-)
Rather what they really are: "Land thieves"
Meanwhile turthlover wonders:
Israel First Trolls haven't show up yet? (0+ / 0-)
Because if you are a Jew who cares about Israel you are an "Israel First Troll."
Hafez of Shiraz uses the bash Israel-fest as an opportunity to compare Israel to apartheid South Africa:
How much worse does it have to get before our government balks at supporting the Israeli state and the settlements that are its informal and formal extensions? But then it took a long time to get the government to stop supporting the South African regime.
This is the progressive-left.
They do not care about Muslim on Muslim violence, or Arab on Arab violence, which by the way is far, far worse than anything that Jews have ever done to either Muslims or Arabs. And they sure as hell do not care about Muslim or Arab violence against Jews. On the contrary, they often encourage that violence through telling these blood-curdling stories of Jewish evil.
Nor do they care about the 5.5 million dead in the Congo or the hundreds of thousands dead in southern Darfur... which, needless to say, tells us that they are highly selective about just whose human rights they actually do care about.
But they just love to hate on Jews.
And, yet, they expect Jews to support their political movement and many, many Jews do precisely that.
How sick or deluded or just plain wrong must one be to go on supporting a political movement that would just as soon see you dead as look at you?
Liberal Jews are in full-on denial about what is going on in the progressive movement. For the most part they seem incapable of acknowledging what is happening before their very eyes. Some liberal Jews, such as Assaf, for example, the author of the Daily Kos "diary" linked to above, like to join in these never-ending anti-Israel, anti-Jewish hate-fests. Assaf is even Israeli, yet he doesn't mind when anti-Zionist non-Jews compare Jews to Nazis.
How pathetic is that?
I do not really understand the psychology behind "self-hating Jews," or whatever terminology one might use to describe the phenomena, but there it is. According to Kenneth Levin, in The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege, it's basically a coping mechanism. If they can convince themselves that the Jews are truly as bad as the Arabs say we are then we can change for the better and they will therefore stop hating us. Levin compares it to the coping mechanism of an abused child who believes that the reason daddy beats her is because she is "bad" and if therefore she behaves like a good girl, he will stop. It gives a person some sense of control over an otherwise unendurable situation.
Other liberal Jews do their best to simply ignore progressive hatred toward their fellow Jews. These guys are not so much stupid, as they are weak. They would rather see Jews dead than Jews fighting back.
Still others, like say Volleyboy1 or mets102, do their best to counter the hatred with reason, yet remain firmly within the progressive camp. They do so despite the fact that it is the progressives themselves who are spreading this genocidal hatred toward us. These guys are seeking reform, I suppose. They are honestly hoping to change anti-Zionist minds, both Arab and progressive, through discussion and compromise. More power to them, as far as I am concerned, although I wonder about the effectiveness of their efforts.
But make no mistake, every time someone on Daily Kos, or the Huffington Post, or the UK Guardian defames Israel and Israelis, it reflects on Jews all over the globe and results in violence against us.
There is a faction on the progressive-left that is inciting anti-Jewish violence and the rest stand back and watch, or perhaps they just avert their eyes. But this is your political movement and it is turning on you. You may not want to face it, but it is obvious with anyone with eyes to see.
Your movement has sold you down the river, guys, and you do not even know it.
Thankfully, your average Israeli Jew is far tougher, and far more realistic and clear-eyed, than most of their counterparts in the diaspora. This is because their characters were forged in the crucible of nearly one hundred years of Arab siege.
Thank God for Israel, I gotta tell you, because if the shit ever really does hit the fan, those Jews will stand up and fight with everything they have... and they have a lot.
My father's side of the family, unfortunately, did not have a lot.
They were taken out by the Nazis in the Ukraine during Operation Barbarossa in 1942. They, along with about 2,500 other Jews from the village of Medzhybizh (where the Hasidic movement started, by the way) were forced to build roads and then dig ditches and then they were marched into those ditches and shot dead and buried.
American and diaspora dhimmi Jews might do likewise, but the Israeli Jews, with the possible exception of Assaf, will stand the fuck up and fight back.
Good for them.