And for those of you who may not know, that is an Israeli "Iron Dome" defense rocket which Israel uses to... pretty successfully, I am happy to say... take down the Kassams and Katyushas that Hamas likes to shoot into Israel.
If you want to understand why Israelis, if not Jews more generally, are trending toward the political right, it's actually pretty obvious. We're under attack and you clearly don't give a shit.
I criticize the left for two reasons. The first is that I come out of that political movement in the US and I am deeply disappointed with it and with President Barack Obama. The second reason is because it is now the western left in the US, not the right-wing, which leads the charge in the defamation of the Jewish people and the Jewish state of Israel.
Even a cursory survey of the Israel tagged writings on Daily Kos or the Huffington Post or the Guardian demonstrate the hatred pouring forth.
It's a sad shame because we were a big part in building American progressivism from the New Deal to the Civil Rights Movement to the Anti-War Movement to Second Wave Feminism and GLBT to the New Left and the Green movement.
I am less clear about Jewish American involvement in 19th century Abolitionism, but I am confident that, relative to our numbers, it was substantial.