There are about 13 million Jews, 300 to 400 million Arabs, and about 1.5 billion Muslims in the world today.
Many Arabs and many Muslims have been in the Jew Hating Business for a very, very long time... century upon century upon century we have seen it and we have suffered the bloody results... which, by the way, is part of the reason that our numbers are so artificially diminished.
The cries of "Yahood! Yahood!" as they raped Lara Logan in the streets of Cairo at the dawn of the ironically named "Arab Spring," it should also be known, had little, if anything, to do with the state of Israel, but represented an institutionalized Jew Hatred in the Arab and Muslim worlds since the time of Mohammed.
If Arab and Muslim genocidal anti-Semitism was about Ariel Sharon or the policies of Benjamin Netanyahu or the so-called "occupation," then what explains the Hebron massacre of 1929, long before there was any such thing as the Jewish state of Israel?
The Jews of the Middle East are surrounded by concentric rings of hatred that are the most intense and violent the closer one comes to the center. Near the very center are the Palestinians who exhibit extreme forms of genocidal Jew hatred to such an extent that a teenage Arab boy thinks that it is OK to chop the head off of a 3 month old baby Jewish girl, as happened to the Fogel baby in Itamar.
The next ring of hatred is that represented by the Arab governments and very many of the Arab peoples. Their violence against us was mainly limited in the 20th century to traditional forms of warfare. 1948. 1967. 1973.
Beyond the Arab world, and beyond the even larger Muslim world, is the realm in which allegedly liberal westerners bolster, and sometimes work directly with, Arab and Muslim anti-Semitic anti-Zionists in various NGOs, academic departments, and the United Nations. This is also the realm wherein progressive anti-Zionists use friendly "liberal" media to get across their message of hatred toward the Jewish state, if not Jews, more generally.
It is here, at the outer-most circle, that we find places like Daily Kos, the Huffington Post, the UK Guardian, and any number of other newspapers and political blogs throughout the western left. It is for this reason that progressive anti-Zionists are not merely an insignificant fringe, as is sometimes claimed, but an integral part of a much larger political and ideologically structure.
By serving as venues for anti-Semitic anti-Zionist propaganda the western-left press essentially validates the messages that we see above.
And this can only mean that it is long past time for Jews to dump the progressive movement. Progressives, as a group, with the obvious exception of "progressive Zionists," sincerely do not care about the fact that the Jews of the Middle East have been under siege for almost one hundred years and they certainly do not care about 13 centuries of Jewish dhimmitude. They may care about the long history of African-American slavery. They may care about the rights of women and Gay people so long as those women and Gay people do not live in an Arab or Muslim dominated country, but the very last thing in this world that they care about is the survival or well-being of the Jews of the Middle East.
Progressives don't care about the plight of Gay people in the Middle East. Progressives, likewise, do not care about the plight of women living under gender apartheid in the Middle East. And, for certain, progressives, when they aren't actually hostile, could hardly care less about the plight of Jews in the Middle East.
This is because they do not honestly care about universal human rights.
They are, therefore, simply unworthy of your support... that is, if you are a liberal.