It's important now and again to be reminded of the fundamental argument.
Or, at least, it is important for me to remind myself of it.
Unlike many other political blogs Israel Thrives welcomes a wide array of opinions because we are non-partisan. We are conservatives and we are liberals. We are Democrats and independents and, I'm guessing, one or two of us may actually be Republicans.
In any case, this is what I think is important:
THE FUNDAMENTAL ARGUMENT:
The progressive movement, and the activist base of the Democratic Party, creates and supports venues that demonize and defame the Jewish state, thereby also creating hatred toward the Jewish people.
Such venues include political journals, such as, but not limited to, Daily Kos, the Huffington Post, and the UK Guardian, numerous universities throughout the United States and Europe, various NGOs with an anti-Israel agenda, and the entire progressive-left movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction (BDS) the Jewish people of the state of Israel.
These venues and organizations do not generally criticize Israel, but dehumanize that country.
For this reason, among others, the progressive movement, and the activist base of the Democratic Party, undermines the well-being and safety of Jews around the world, sometimes resulting in violence toward us.
Therefore, as a matter of common sense and basic human decency, Jews should leave the progressive movement and the Democratic Party as we seek to build alternative political structures that are not home to toxic anti-Semitic anti-Zionists, who would see us robbed of self-determination and self-defense.