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In fact, the Torah teaches us the imperative of fighting evil: “Let those who love the LORD hate evil (Psalm 97:10).” But the left does not hate evil, and it does not hate Hamas. If one does not understand the Israel/Palestinian conflict as a fight between good and evil, then one does not understand the conflict.
Many on the left refuse to make a moral distinction between the Palestinians and Israelis. The fact that Hamas and other Palestinian terrorists deliberately target innocent Jewish civilians, while Israel only targets Palestinian militants, does not matter to these leftists. The fact that Israel is the only thriving democracy in a sea of despotism is ostensibly of no consequence.
These young Jews have clearly been corrupted by the leftist ideas of moral relativism and class warfare, which have skewed their ability to tell right from wrong. Many liberal Jews do not view the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through the paradigm of right and wrong, but rather the occupied and the occupier; the rich and the poor; the haves and the have nots (the left has learned well from Karl Marx and Saul Alinsky). They sadly see Israel as the oppressor. This is because the left, in general, is more interested in equality than it is in truth or right and wrong. Again, the Torah teaches contrary to this type of thinking: “Do not pervert justice; do not show partiality to the poor or favoritism to the great, but judge your neighbor fairly (Leviticus 19:15).”
The state of the Jewish youth in America is not promising. However, there are some in America who are not dissatisfied with the state of Israel. Not all the young Jews in America have been corrupted by moral relativism and passivism.
As I’m writing this, student activist Gabriella Hoffman and other young people across the nation have been hosting pro-Israel rallies and viewing parties of Glenn Beck’s “Restoring Courage” rally in Jerusalem. These young Jews and non-Jews are following the lead of Glenn Beck, who has unquestionably been the most pro-Israel advocate in the media during the last year. Glenn Beck, and the countless other young people in America who are hosting rallies, should give hope to the rest of us. Even though it may seem like all the young people in America have been lost to the left, there still is a strong and determined constituency that understands the difference between right and wrong, and the importance of fighting evil.
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