The Right loves Israel. As long as its wiped out (2+ / 0-)
in the End Times Apocalypse. Lots of good PR value until then.
by DrTerwilliker on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 10:23:30 AM PST
Evangelical Christians are probably the best friends that Israel has in the entire world, with the sole exception of diaspora Jews.
Progressives, who generally do not like Israel to begin with, always tell one another (and us) that our friends are our enemies and even we have come to believe it.
The truth is that within the progressive-left boundaries of hatred Evangelical Christians are considered fair game. In places like Daily Kos you can spit hatred at Evangelical Christians just like you can spit hatred at the Jewish state. Both are considered open to any kind of slander or defamation that anyone might like to dream up.
I find it grotesque and we should be sending letters to leading Evangelical figures thanking them for their support of Israel. We do not have to agree with everything that the Evangelical movement stands for in order to acknowledge and appreciate their friendship with Israel.
What we mustn't do, however, is buy into the lie that the Evangelicals are supportive of Israel for nefarious reasons. They are not.