The Left Against Zion

imagesOriginally published by the Jerusalem Post

In the 1960s, the American Left embraced the anti-Vietnam War movement as its cri de coeur.

In the 1970s, the Left’s foreign policy focus shifted to calling for unilateral nuclear disarmament by the US and its Western allies.

In the 1980s, supporting the Sandinista Communists’ takeover of Nicaragua became the catechism of the Left.

In the 1990s, the war on global capitalism – that is, the anti-globalization movement – captivated the passions of US Leftists from coast to coast.

In the 2000s, it was again, the anti-war movement.

This time the Left rioted and demonstrated against the war in Iraq.

And in this decade, the main foreign policy issue that galvanizes the passions and energies of the committed American Left is the movement to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist.

This week has been a big one for the anti-Israel movement. In the space of a few days, two quasi academic organizations – the American Studies Association and the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association – have launched boycotts against Israeli universities. Their boycotts follow a similar one announced in April by the Asian Studies Association.

These groups’ actions have not taken place in isolation. They are of a piece with ever-escalating acts of anti-Israel agitation in college campuses throughout the United States.

Between the growth of Israel Apartheid Day (or Week, or Month) from a fringe exercise on isolated campuses to a staple of the academic calendar in universities throughout the US and Canada, and the rise of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement to wage economic war against the Jewish state, anti-Israel activism has become the focal point of Leftist foreign policy activism in the US and throughout the Western world.

Every week brings a wealth of stories about new cases of aggressive anti-Israel activism. At the University of Michigan last week, thousands of students were sent fake eviction notices from the university’s housing office. A pro-Palestinian group distributed them in dorms across campus to disseminate the blood libel that Israel is carrying out mass expulsions of Palestinians.

At Swarthmore College, leftist anti-Israel Jewish students who control Hillel are insisting on using Hillel’s good offices to disseminate and legitimate anti-Israel slanders.

And the Left’s doctrinaire insistence that Israel is the root of all evil is not limited to campuses.

At New York’s 92nd Street Y, Commentary editor John Podhoretz was booed and hissed by the audience for trying to explain why the ASA’s just-announced boycott of Israel was an obscene act of bigotry.

Many commentators have rightly pointed out that the ASA and the NAISA are fringe groups.

They represent doctorate holders who chose to devote their careers to disciplines predicated not on scholarship, but on political activism cloaked in academic regalia whose goal is to discredit American power. The ASA has only 5,000 members, and only 1,200 of them voted on the Israel- boycott resolution. The NAISA has even fewer members.

It would be wrong, however, to use the paltry number of these fringe groups’ members as means to dismiss the phenomenon that they represent. They are very much in line with the general drift of the Left.

Rejecting Israel’s right to exist has become part of the Left’s dogma. It is a part of the catechism.

Holding a negative view of the Jewish state is a condition for membership in the ideological camp. It is an article of faith, not fact.

Consider the background of the president of the ASA. Curtis Marez is an associate professor in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, San Diego. His area of expertise is Chicano Film and Media Studies.

He doesn’t know anything about Israel. He just knows that he’s a Leftist. And today, Leftists demonize Israel. Their actions have nothing to do with anything Israel does or has ever done. They have nothing to do with human rights. Hating Israel, slandering Israel and supporting the destruction of Israel are just things that good Leftists do.

And Marez was not out of step with his fellow Leftists who rule the roost at UCSD. This past March the student council passed a resolution calling for the university to divest from companies that do business with Israel.

Why? Because hating Israel is what Leftists do.

The Left’s crusade against the Jewish state began in earnest in late 2000. The Palestinians’ decision to reject statehood and renew their terror war against Israel ushered in the move by anti-Israel forces on the Left to take over the movement. And as they have risen, they have managed to silence and discredit previously fully accredited members of the ideological Left for the heresy of supporting Israel.

This week, Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz retired after 50 years on the law faculty. His exit, the same week as the ASA and the NAISA announced their boycotts of Israeli universities, symbolized the marginalization of the pro-Israel Left that Dershowitz represented.

For years, Dershowitz has been a non-entity in leftist circles. His place at the table was usurped by anti-Israel Jews like Peter Beinart. And now Beinart is finding himself increasingly challenged by anti-Semitic Jews like Max Blumenthal.

The progression is unmistakable.

The question is, is it irreversible? Must supporters of Israel choose between their support for Israel and their affinity for the Left? Certainly it is true that the more the issue of support for Israel splits along ideological and partisan lines, the more reasonable it is for supporters of Israel to move to the ideological camp and the party that supports Israel, and away from the ones that do not support Israel.

The average voter is not in a position to change the positions of his party or the dogma of his ideological camp. He can take it or leave it. With rejection of Israel now firmly entrenched in the Left’s dogma, and with the Left firmly in control of the Democratic Party under President Barack Obama’s leadership, for those who care about Israel, the Republican Party is a more natural fit.

So, too, the ideological Right is far more congenial to the Jewish state than the Left.

While the most sensible place for supporters of Israel to be today is on the political Right, it is also true that it is neither smart nor responsible to abandon the Left completely. Jews should be able to feel comfortable as Jews, and as supporters of Israel everywhere. Ideological camps that castigate Jews for their pride in the accomplishments of the Jewish state, and for their support and concern for its survival and prosperity, are camps in desperate need of fixing.

But we should not fool ourselves. Challenging the likes of Marez, or the Swarthmore students, or Max Blumenthal or Peter Beinart to a reasoned debate is an exercise in futility. They do not care about human rights. They do not care that Israel is the only human rights-respecting democracy in the Middle East. They do not care about the pathological nature of Palestinian society. They do not care about the Jewish people’s indigenous rights and international legal rights to sovereignty not only over Tel Aviv and Haifa, but over Hebron and Ramallah.

Being hypocrites doesn’t bother them either.

You can talk until you’re blue in the face about the civilian victims of the Syrian civil war, or the gender apartheid in Saudi Arabia and the absence of religious freedom throughout the Muslim world. But they don’t care. They aren’t trying to make the world a better place.

Facts cannot compete with their faith. Reason has no place in their closed intellectual universe.

To accept reason and facts would be an act of heresy.

Marez may be a hypocrite, and even a servant of evil. But he is no heretic.

The only real way to mitigate the hard Left’s devotion to Israel’s destruction is by changing the power balance on the Left. For the past decade, donors like George Soros have been open in their commitment to elect Democrats who oppose the US’s alliance with Israel. A decade ago, Soros and fellow Jewish American billionaire Peter Lewis funneled hundreds of millions of dollars into became a clearinghouse for anti-Israel and anti-Jewish messages that became the stock in trade of the ideological Left, and of Democratic candidates in need of campaign funding.

It was due to then-Democratic senator Joe Lieberman’s refusal to get on the Soros- and Lewis-funded anti-Israel bandwagon in the 2004 elections, that they turned against Lieberman in the 2006 Democratic primary for his seat in the Senate. His Democratic challenger, Ned Lamont, who won the primary, ran a campaign laced with anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda.

There are Democratic funders, like Penny Pritzker, Lester Crown and Haim Saban, who support Israel. If they were so inclined, they could use their considerable funds to change the power equation in the Democratic Party. They could cultivate and support pro-Israel Democratic candidates. They could take the Democratic Party back.

This week ended with Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer finally breaking his silence on Obama’s Iran deal and joining forces with his fellow Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez and Republican Sen. Mark Kirk to defy Obama on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Given Obama’s floundering popularity, it is possible that Schumer’s move will open the door for a change in the Democratic Party.

In truth, there is no reason for the Democratic Party to remain in place. It isn’t ordained that the Democrats must cleave to the hard Left.

The rejection of Israel is not a natural component of leftist dogma. It’s just that for the past decade, the smart money and the rising power on the Left has been with those who oppose Israel’s existence as a strong, independent Jewish state.

While the ASA and its comrades are on the fringes of academia, they are not fringe voices on the Left. The Left has embraced the cause of Israel’s destruction. And its financial power has made it difficult for pro-Israel Democrats to act on their convictions, and those of their voters.

The combination of an exodus of supporters of Israel – Jews and non-Jews alike – from the Left and from the Democratic Party on the one hand, and generous funding for pro-Israel Democratic candidates on the other, can change the equation.

America lost the Vietnam War. The Sandinistas are back in change in Nicaragua. But if people are willing to stand up now and be counted, America need not harm Israel.

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  • UCSPanther

    Seeing the behavior on campuses when “Israel” is so much as mentioned, it is accurate to say “scratch an anti-zionist, find an anti-semite” at least 9 times out of 10..

    • john spielman

      Not only that but under the Anti Zionist you will find a pro sharia Mohammedan puppet!

  • posse 101

    a big step in the right direction (and a good place to start) would be to revoke the student visas of all foreign students in American Universities.

  • Hank Rearden

    There is a disconnect on the Left between what they profess and what they themselves expect to experience. Look at the Soviet Union. About 10% of the population belonged to the Communist Party and they were mostly nomenklatura. I.e., being a Party member was like choosing to be a duke in medieval Europe.

    That is the only way I can make sense of the Left. They hate Israel because it has been successful. Why that is a bad thing I don’t understand. Nobody on the Left would really like to LIVE as a Muslim in a seriously Islamic society. But they support the victory of Islam over Judaism even though they know the result would be rivers of blood.

    I think it is a mistake to equate anti-Israelism with anti-semitism. I don’t think it is that coherent. It is rather some sort of nihilism which, we must always recall, they don’t seriously expect will be applied to THEM, meaning the Leftists.

    In the end, hatred of the Left for Israel is a mystery. I would be most interested if other Commenters here have an answer to it.

    • emanuel appel

      Socialism is class envy without borders. However, Karl Marx wrote anti Jewish essays even though he was of Jewish blood. Why? Psych self hatred. This gave the green light for every subsequent Jew hater who could base his prejudice against material success and Jews as a separate nation.
      The Soviet Union crushed Jewish life and culture. The only reason Jews survived as a group was that the Slavs hated them and reminded them constantly as to who they were and that they were inferior.
      The Left uses Islam as a battering ram against capital and western values thinking that once in power, they’ll be able to control the monkeys. They’re fooling themselves but it’s a temporary convenient alliance.

    • notme

      I think it simply comes down to the tactics used by the Left. They scream louder, raise greater ruckus, feign more outrage, etc. And the roots of this are from a semi-fringe element and, yes, some Muslims adding fuel to the fire. Most people are sheep – and I would say that holds especially true for those on the Left. They buy the narratives of this ilk and go with it. Conservative folks (and even Leftists that are more conservative-minded and rational), on the other hand, by their very nature are not inclined to act in this manner and get run over.

      • Hank Rearden


      • nacho475

        the Left likes an underdog but are intellectually dishonest to do the research to find out if they are truly cheering the underdog. someone tells them the Palestinians are oppressed then that is all they need to hear for them to protest and foam at the mouth. facts be damned, hypocrisy be damned. if it’s in fashion that’s all that matters. they don’t even know who Che Guevara is but they idolize him.

    • Saxon Warrior

      I have an answer but it’s a supernatural one. Satan has always hated the Jews and therefore he hates Israel. Whether it be the false religion of Islam, Hitler’s Nazi regime, or modern Leftism, it’s always Satan who is behind it.
      Most Israel haters are misinformed, and they are misinformed by those who are also misinformed. But, if you go right to the very top, you’ll find that there are some really evil people behind all of this.
      Most Leftists are godless and therefore they do not understand Israel’s importance in the World. Israel contains God’s chosen people.

    • herb benty

      The Judeo-Christian God IS God. The “Left” are powered by darkness, a darkness that hates God. The presence of Israel, the existence of Jews and Christians, scares the crap out of leftism, so the answer is to annihilate them.



    Both hate Jews.

    Both hate America.

    Both hate Freedom of Speech.

    Both Fascism and IslamoFascism embrace each other.

    • defcon 4

      Didn’t some of the founders of Israel hold socialist beliefs?


        I believe so, but eventually mainstream Israel dropped most of the socialism and went free market.

        The Kibbutz’s are almost gone.

        Although Russia was the first to recognize Israel, Israel never sided with the Soviets. As everyone knows, the Soviets sided with the Arabs, backed the Arabs militarily and politically.

      • nacho475

        many of Europe’s Jews brought Socialism with them as did the Russian Jews. While they do have socialized medicine they are very Capitalist in general.

  • Edgar Davidson

    Just in case anybody was thinking that leftists sometimes act in a
    hypocritical way, especially with respect to Israel and Islam the following article makes it crystal clear that this is not the case. As you will see from
    this list, there is absolutely no inconsistency in what leftists believe (satire):

    • defcon 4

      That was a excellent expose.

    • irreverandt

      Ed – interesting that you substantiate your opinion with a link to something you made up.

  • knockoutajournalist

    every organization needs an enemy

  • Guy Fromage

    To the people who claim to be anti-Zionist, but not anti-Semites, I say this:

    Look at the picture of this despicable woman, and her despicable sign. How is it not anti-Semitic, to combine THE central symbol of a Judaism…again…Judaism…with the symbol of a hate movement which dedicated itself to killing every Jew.

    The answer: It’s not not anti-Semitic. I’ll let Boolean logic do the rest.

    • defcon 4

      A double negative!

  • Erudite Mavin

    Another area the Left and the Ron Paul Libertarians are joined at the hip.
    At his site-forums, the anti Jewish – anti Israel Hate runs rampant.
    The Hate from these groups along with those who are far removed from knowing first hand WWII or those who were victims, don’t have a clue especially with Public Schools lack of teaching history.
    All the above and more results in this full circle of jumping on board the Neo Nazi train.

  • DeShawn

    This is wonderful. Left, right, EVERYONE is waking up to jewish-zionist
    crimes. You can shout “N@zi” all you want, but everyone is waking up to
    the fact that you jewish supremacists are the REAL N@zis. The jewish
    threat is the single most DANGEROUS issue us goys face in today’s world.
    I am for peace and the rights of EVERYONE to preserve their culture,
    which is why I am opposed to jewish bigotry and supremacy. You peple
    have gotta learn to be human and stop following your racist talMUD. Now go ahead and censor me or call me names. You can’t surpress the TRUTH.

    • defcon 4

      Damn you’re dumb. Muslimes are slaughtering, persecuting, raping and forcibly converting people of other faiths to islam throughout the muslime world and you point the hypocritical finger of accusation at Israel and Jews? Stick to pounding your forehead on your prayer rug for allah and muhammad, it’s all your head is good for.

    • UCSPanther

      This folks, is a crazy man…

      • Andy_Lewis

        Crazy, or consciously evil? (Or both?)


          DeSHlTler is a national SOCIALIST.



      This video is for you.

      Beaten Nazis Sign Historic Surrender 1945

      • blackfeather99

        You are fighting the wrong war. See my post.



          Socialists are at war with Democracy and side with any element which has the same goal. That applies to the 1930’s and today.

          Hence the Red/Green Axis of Evil. “Progressive” socialists siding with Regressive islamofascists.

          WW2 was a Socialist war – national SOCIALISM and Soviet SOCIALISM against the rest of the world.

          Socialist SHlTler had a non-aggression pact with soviet Socialist Stalin too – that lasted until socialist SHlTler reneged on the pact..

      • Manaphy

        One day the world will cheer when the IDF does the same.

    • mackykam

      It’s not so much an issue of Jewish supremacy as your appropriate feeling of inferiority as well as stupidity

      Do you even read what you spout?

      “… I am for peace and the rights of EVERYONE to preserve their culture…except for the Jews.”
      Everyone can guess who and what you are. No need to call you names. It’s just impossible to fix stupid. I’m glad to see you consider yourself human, though your standards are awfully low, possibly lower than your IQ.
      As you are preparing to celebrate Christmas next week, the birth of a, according to you, not quite human Jew, and his circumcision 8 days later, New Year’s Day, I can only hope his teachings will enter your heart.
      Loving and praying to a Jew and hating all his brethren at the same time: what a conundrum.

      • defcon 4

        I sincerely doubt “DeShawn” observes Christmas at all — unless it’s to celebrate the massacre of Christians by muslimes.

    • iluvisrael

      still upset that your side lost WWII? get lost $hitface

      • Drakken

        Kaffir muslim Farrakhan type.

    • Robin

      You need more help than their forum can give you. Take two Seroquel and call me in the morning.

      • Notalibfool

        I agree with you, Robin. Going by DeShawn’s comments here and in other articles, he comes across as someone who suffers from paranoid delusions. He clearly needs to to seek assistance for his mental health issues.

    • Notalibfool

      Here is our “pacifist Christian” again.

      You are acting paranoid. Is there a counseling center on your university’s campus? Please schedule an appointment right away.

    • Drakken

      Remember kafir, you need us, we don’t need you. It is that bloody simple.

    • BenJabo1Machal

      Your just jealous because you and your buddies don’t amount to a pile of turds

  • mackykam

    As long as the left agrees with moral relativism, feelgoodism, communism, totalitarianism, fascism, it cannot support Judaism.
    When one leaves God he leaves that which God declares to be true. When one declares war against God he declares war against those representing Him. As Jews represent God, having brought His word to the world, the Jew is the convenient target against God.
    That is the short answer. The longer answer is that Jews supporting the left are those Jews no longer supporting their religion. The less religion the more left.
    Guilt for leaving Judaism and its teachings, and being judged for doing so is the reason for Jewish left-ism. These leftists also hate Christians for the same reason.

    • ArmyWife

      This is exactly right. It all boils down to how God is either in the picture or out of the picture. The Jews who have left God, go Left along with everyone else who chooses to ignore God. It is the same for those pushing the homosexual agenda. They left God and hate anyone who speaks Biblical truth to their lifestyle.

    • El Desdichado

      This is absolutely truthful and succinctly stated.
      If there is more I need to understand on this topic, May God in His mercy reveal it to me…

  • Elliott Alhadeff

    Losing the battles being fought by a minority left against Israel is as likely as minority unions dominating the elections in swing states to elect Obama. Much more than analytical rhetoric is needed when there is a committed, well financed adversary to defeat. And we have yet to hear of any organized strategy to meet this existential challenge

    • irreverandt

      Was that a parable or a very subtle joke?

  • Arty Cohn

    That the Republicans could not get a candidate elected again s a president with no good accomplishments ans many failures makes me dubious that the Republican party can be the instrument for getting America back on the track of being helpful to Israel.

    • irreverandt

      curious Arty, are Mormons pro Israel?

      • Arty Cohn

        Most all of the Mormon’s that I have met were only singularly interested in converting me to be a Mormon

  • Stuxwall

    It hard to define just when, but it seems like ever since the Soviets first turned against Israel in support of the Arabs, the left has been in step with that attitude.

    • Omar

      The Soviets never supported Israel. The only reason why Moscow gave diplomatic recognition to the State of Israel was because the Communists wanted to hide their anti-Semitism and their role in helping Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. Remember that until Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union in 1941, the two countries were in a secret alliance that wasn’t as secret as what some people think. Watch the Soviet Story documentary to learn more about the relationship between the Nazis and the Soviets. The documentary exposes some disburbing facts about that relationship.

  • BagLady

    If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”

    Surely, no-one can still be an advocate for globalisation?

    • Drakken

      Coming from a die hard commi like you that is rich and laughable.

      • defcon 4

        Has the baghead ever criticised islam?

  • blackfeather99

    If partisans of Israel–wherever they may be–want to maintain or even gain support for Israel as a JEWISH state they should speak up for the rights of Germans to have a GERMAN STATE, of the French to have FRENCH STATE, and so on. But if they want to play the “multicultural” Muslim card in Europe and the unlimited immigration card in the USA, and to flood both with migrants, then Israel should not expect any support from anti-leftist, pro-nationalists in any country. This is a double-tongued game, and it is not going to work. Then continue to demonize the Right, and expect the leftists to come to the rescue. But those times are changing, and they are changing for fundamental reasons. The Left is against Israel because as an ethnic-national state it challenges the universalist one-world faith of the Left. So they are turning against Israel. The Right might be prepared to make an ideological alliance with Israel, but this is impossible as long as Jewish Diaspora elites push their multicultural agenda of flooding Europe with migrants from all over the world. Just listen to Barbara Spectre in Sweden, at the Jewish PAIDEIA center, complaining that the Swedes have “not yet learned to be multicultural” and then listen to her before a Jewish audience expounding on the intimate and unbreakable relation between the G-d of Israel, the Jewish people, and the LAND of Israel (both items on YouTube). The difference in tone and perspective is astounding. It is clear that the Swedes (for example) are not granted what she demands for the Jews; in fact, according to Spectre, they “must” learn to be “Multicultural” they must be prepared to lose their identity.



      The leaders of Eurabia are not Jews. The vile bbc is not pro-Israel.. british newspapers like Der Guardian are not pro-israel or pro-America.

    • dartson

      You make it sound as if this Barbara Spectre is omnipotent and controls the entire EU immigration policy. What’s next, citing the protocols of the elders of Zion? Maybe the people of Europe should start taking responsibility for electing leftist multicultural governments instead of shifting the blame to some mythical Jewish elites who compose a tiny percent of the European population. BTW, Israel has its own multiculturalists who want to flood it with migrants. Here is one example:

    • Paul Austin Murphy

      That video of Barbara Spectre is certainly doing the rounds. The Jew-haters have made it go viral. Are they also going to post videos of Jews like Horowitz and Pamaler Geller speaking out against multiculturalist ideology and against the Left? Of course not!

      I had never heard of the woman before this comment. And I bet not many other people have – including the people who’ve posted the video and who mention her name.

      It doesn’t follow that because a Jew said what she said, then it must be
      true. (Jew-haters only believe in Jewish truth when the Jew says
      something bad about his fellow Jews or something like this.) That’s what
      Leftists and Palestinians say about Chomsky. That is, a Jew says Israel
      is evil therefore Israel must be evil. Why don’t they select the many
      Jews who say the opposite? And the same with this case.

      I know that there are many Jews in Sweden and Scandinavia generally who are fearful of more multiculturalism and more immigration because they know that means more Muslims and therefore more death threats and more violence from Muslims.

      This woman may be speaking as a Leftist – not as a Jew. She has no right to speak for all Jews and her doing so is just self-publicity. Either that, or the issue of Jews simply came up because she was being interviewed, on the video, by a Jewish organisation who ask her a question specifically about the role of Jews.

      The fact is, if you name all the people involved in the mass immigration
      and multiculturalist business then, as a matter of fact, only a tiny
      minority will be Jews. Nonetheless, that tiny minority will be exclusively
      featured on all sorts of Jew-hating websites as being the “leaders” and,
      basically, the sole culprits. The other activists will be either
      ignored or said to be “tools of the Jews”. Again, this Jew-hypothesis is
      unfalsifiable – just like the rest of them.

      What does “leading the multicultural movement” mean anyway? If they
      are Leftists, then of course they will be leading it because Leftists
      of all races always lead these kinds of thing. Leftists lead the “rights
      industry”, the “race business”, much of the activism carried out by
      lawyers, etc. They lead because that’s what Leftist activists do and
      attempt to do. But the majority of these leaders won’t be Jewish. Some
      will be! But there are Jews in Gert Wilders’ party too. There are Jews
      in the Tea Party. There were Jews in the EDL… unless you are making
      some genetic link between being Jewish and automatically/necessarily
      being attracted to multiculturalist activism – which is mindless.

      The other thing is that this women may simply be naive. She may fear
      the rise of Nazism and therefore puts all her eggs into the
      multiculturalist basket – forgetting that multiculturalism means more
      Muslims in Sweden, which also means more violence against
      Jews. She may be choosing between Islamic violence towards Jews or Nazi violence towards Jews. Some choice.

      As I said, she was interviewed by “Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden”; so she was bound to give an answer which stressed the work of Jews – that maybe why they interviewed her (to get a Jewish angle).

      Her work for multiculturalism, I bet, won’t be done as a Jew; but
      probably as a Leftist. Most Leftist Jews are not Jews in the religious
      sense or in the cultural sense. They are not pro-Israel either. Thus
      they are only Jewish by blood – just like Chomsky. And if blood doesn’t
      matter, as they claim, then they have no right to speak for Jews because all they have is Jewish blood. They are contradicting their own
      anti-racism or the stress on race. Chomsky, Finklestein, possibly this woman, are no more or less Jewish than George Bush or Mike Tyson. Most Leftist/Marxist Jews have rejected – despite what the Nazis claim – just about every aspect of Jewish culture, religion and history, as well as, obviously, Israel.

      But none of what I’ve said will matter in the slightest if you already
      hate the Jews and believe all the conspiracies. Jews who are
      right-wing. Jews who are apolitical. Jews who care more about their
      Leftism than their Jewishness. Jews who fight against immigration and the Left. Etc. None of that will sink in because if the Jews are evil by DNA, then even when they do good, or do things they are not expected to do, that will either be ignored or explained away. The Jew-hater will be left believing exactly what he believed in the first place. The
      discussion might as well never have happened.

      *) Barbara Spectre may not even be a Leftist. I don’t know. (Neither do the people who have made the video go viral.) I’ve never heard of her and neither had the posters of this video until she made this comment.

    • Paul Austin Murphy

      “If partisans of Israel–wherever they may be–want to maintain or even
      gain support for Israel as a JEWISH state they should speak up for the
      rights of Germans to have a GERMAN STATE, of the French to have FRENCH STATE, and so on.”

      Which “partisans of Israel” – who write for FrontPage and post here – DON’T believe in “the rights of French to have a French state”, etc? Are you arguing against a straw target or even against a non-entity? Are you mistaking FrontPage for the comments section of The Guardian?… except, of course, that most Guardianistas hate Israel and the Jews… sorry, the ‘Zionists’. (The word ‘Khazars’ seems to be a recent sign-substitution for ‘Jews’.)

  • Aaron

    I’d like to admire your optimism Caroline, but it’s too late. The trajectory is fixed when morality and conscience are replaced with dogma and self-serving rationalization. Add to that the latent antisemitism found within the larger conservative community and before you know it Jews will be without a friend once again.

    Jews are already the #1 victims of hate crimes in the US (according to FBI statistics). But is that news? No, Phil Robertson’s opinion about homosexuality is the news. I already know many Jews who are afraid to be identified as Jews, these people are canaries in the coal mine, they can smell the gas already.

    The math is simple, when self interest exceeds morality, the mob goes after the most convenient scapegoat. The banal amorality of the Islamic culture is not unlike that among our Leftists, they appear to see eye-to-eye is matters of submission and the Jews got the short straw.

    Growing up as a Jew in the 60’s we would ask “Can it happen here?” We generally concluded that it can, and we’re seeing the “can do” people in ascendance and growing.

    • defcon 4

      I used to think of Islamic culture as amoral, but the fact is, it’s not amoral, it’s evil.

  • defcon 4

    I believe the USSR’s representative in the UN voted for the creation of the state of Israel.

  • defcon 4

    I haven’t noticed any increase in nazism of any type in the USA, I have noticed an increase in islam0fascism.

  • Anukem Jihadi

    I would say it is not reversible. The left is a spent force morally. Morality was long ago usurped by a base ideal of equality which has been discredited in all practical applications. The left now operates as a kind of zombie that will not die even though its raison d’etre is defunct. In this sense all leftists with a practical agenda are truly Marxist because only class struggle can justify their actions and even there only for short term benefits. Venezuela is a good example of this.
    The problem to my mind is that so many Jews self identify with the left in much the same way that so many Jews self identified with Germany.
    Germany changed. Jews hoped it was a phase.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The Marxist Left is inherently against Zionism, just like it is also inherently against Christianity as well. As a matter of fact, the Marxist Left hates all religions with the exception of Islam, which nonetheless isn’t even a faith-based religion, because it wants to replace all religions with messianic worship of those that lead the utopian Marxist state. Thus, with the exception of Islam and Muslims, the Marxist Left constantly denigrates, vilifies, and demonizes Zionism and Christianity and their respective adherents, while at the same time giving Islam and Muslims, in which it inherently fears, a free pass.

    Nonetheless, just like the Marxist Left doesn’t have a clue how to order a society and to run a government and economic system and is therefore destined to always fail no matter what, it also doesn’t have a clue what actually constitutes a religion as well. If it did and it doesn’t, it would not idiotically equate Islam with Zionism and Christianity as being a true faith-based religion, because while the freedom of conscience to choose to believe or not to believe is inherent in Zionism and Judaism, in Islam, on the other hand, that same freedom of conscience to choose to believe or not to believe is absent. Since Islam requires as its first and foremost prerequisite the total, complete, and unconditional submission of all Muslims to the “divine will of Allah” under the penalty of death for blasphemy and apostasy.

    Thus, all Muslims must totally, completely, and unconditionally submit to the “divine will of Allah”, which in essence is Sharia or Islamic totalitarian law, or otherwise suffer death as the consequence, and that means the freedom of conscience to choose to believe or not to believe is inherently absent in Islam, and that makes Islam, in stark contrast to all true faith-based religions, a rabid form of totalitarianism very similar to Marxism, as opposed to being a faith-based religion like Zionism and Christianity. Of course, to all Muslims, Islam is their religion, but the Muslims exactly like the Marxist Left doesn’t have any idea what constitutes an actual true faith-based religion.

    Not to mention as well, that the sole fundamental purpose of Islam, unlike in all true faith-based religions, is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia, which is Islamic totalitarian law, to ultimately make Islam supreme.

    Moreover, waging jihad (holy war) in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme is a fundamental holy obligation incumbent upon all Muslims in one form or another. Thus, all Muslims are jihadists in one form or another as well, and this fundamental holy obligation to wage jihad is another characteristic of Islam that is absent in all true faith-based religions.

    Now because without question both Republicans and Dhimmicrats alike in the USA blindly and universally accept the false ideology of political correct multiculturalism, which in reality is a long-term time bomb, the truth about Islam in our society remains for the most part almost totally hidden and concealed. Thus, the politicians and the so-called MSM falsely portray Islam in our society as being a so-called “religion of peace”, and with the exception of a few Muslims extremists here and there that resort to terrorism, the vast overwhelming majority of Muslims in the world are assumed to be peaceful and moderate people.

    Thus, it is full steam ahead for greater and greater mass Muslim immigration, which is really a form of non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the very strategic purpose of demographic conquest. As Muslims immigrants all over the world never ever assimilate and integrate, but instead form Muslim enclaves that eventually morph into Islamic no-go zones ruled by Sharia and that are in effect tiny Islamic statelets within the larger host infidel states. Meanwhile, because of the prevalence of political correct multiculturalism throughout our society, if anyone points out this obvious reality, they are universally vilified and marginalized as being a racist and a bigot. Ask Phil Robertson about that.

  • BenJabo1Machal

    Ask any of these creatures if they have ever lived in a MooSLIME country
    99 times out a hundred it will be NO!

    • defcon 4

      Their admiration for islam0nazism seems to end when confronted w/the idea of living under islamic law.

  • dougjmiller

    The left wing in America and Europe has teamed up with Islamic extremists for their foreign policy dictates. But it doesn’t make sense. Leftists believe in freedom of speech, press and religion. Islamists don’t. There is no freedom in Islam. They believe if you won’t become Moslem you should be put to death. The left wing believes in freedom of sexual preference. Islamists want to behead homosexuals. The left wing believes in sexual equality. Islamists believe women are property. The only thing that the left and Islamists have in common is Jew hatred. Anti-Semitism is the glue that binds them together. A note of warning to the leftists. Whenever radical Islam succeeds in imposing their control, left wing freedom lovers will be expendable.

    • El Desdichado

      And you have given an excellent working definition of “Cognitive Dissonance” right here.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      The left wing in America and Europe has teamed up with Islamic extremists for their foreign policy dictates

      Only with Muslim extremists as opposed to so-called Muslim moderates? Dude, you have been drinking entirely too much PC multicultural kool-aid. You really mean that all Muslims are also jihadists waging jihad (holy war) in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme and they play the Marxist Left like a cheap warn out piano.

    • defcon 4

      “radical Islam” a concept as ridiculous as radical nazism.


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  • Nhóm Đào Tạo

    The Judeo-Christian God IS God. The “Left” are powered by darkness, a darkness that hates God.

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  • Bernhard Rosenberg

    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS President Obama You Have Some Nerve. ISRAEL Will Not LISTEN To You :

    Trying to speak to Roosevelt behind closed doors didn’t help the Jews of Europe, 6,000,000 Jews were slaughtered, murdered, burned, vanished!
    Speak Up!

  • Robert Hooper

    I was born and raised Protestant in the U.K. and by 1958 at the age of 18 chose to adopt the Jewish Faith. I “religiously” bought the Jewish Chronicle every Friday and took instruction from a well known and loved West London Rabbi.
    While serving in the (Royal) Air Force, and stationed in Cyprus during Israel’s Six Day War.I volunteered through official channels to serve with the IDF in a non-combative role, but was refused permission by my military authorities.

    Fast forward to my return to civilian life when I offered to the JNF in London, for charitable causes, recordings I had made of English language broadcasts by Kol Israel, during that conflict

    No one was interested in the offer, but I was quickly ‘sounded-out’ by an equally well-known rabbi who, treating me to a glass of lemon tea at the London Tea Centre, asked me to consider volunteering, under the aegis of ‘charitable causes’ to attend University debates of political interest. It was pointed out to me that ‘we have friends in the British press, Linda Lee Potter (I think, was one of the names he mentioned ) in the Daily Mail and many other well known scribes. My task, if I chose to accept those assignations, would be to make notes and ‘report back’ the names of all pro-Arab speakers from among the debaters.

    This was not what I had expected and this meeting marked the beginning of my slide in apathy to the Israeli cause. What really gave me the confidence to accept that my (then) recent past was just one ghastly mistake, was when I learned that for every actual or alleged atrocity committed in the Palestinian cause, I learned (from respected, independent sources), there were at least as many just as terrible atrocities (calculated or accidental) committed by the IDF and or agents of Israel. In retrospect, I realised how gullible I had been in digesting and actually believing so much of the blatant, one-sided propaganda emanated from the ‘JC’ around 1958, and onwards.

    ‘Friends of Israel’ in Parliament can, I hope, now be matched by ‘Friends of Palestine’ and while ever junket-loving freeloading politicians continue to visit countries that are generously disposed to providing cultural and so-called ‘fact-finding missions’, I worry when one side or the other seriously tries to undermine a UK Government from any stance that is not neutral where these particular parties are concerned

    The point of my rambling?
    Simply to say how fed up I am of the nauseating accusations of “Anti-Semitism” by the Zionist lobby, when I know from my own experience and observations of just how truth is manipulated and mangled, just to be able to shout louder than anyone else that any argument that puts the State of Israel in a less-than-favourable light is anti-Jewish, or if that is not nasty enough, anti-Semitic.
    For years, I protested the lies about Israeli napalm visiting a Palestinian school., until I discovered the allegations were tragically all too true.

    Particularly venomous, in my opinion, was the American Zionist lobby who knew no bounds in their ability to shout loudest, with the crudest of fictional diatribes.
    Thank goodness, most… though by no means all… of postwar European countries have learned many hard lessons from WW2.

    Israel’s arguments became devalued some months after their Six Day War (“Our War for Peace” they called it), once the Greater-Israel souvenirs appeared on the tourist circuit.
    Forgotten were the ‘promises’ I heard at that time of an eventual return (or partial return) of conquered territory to those who property was acquired at best by compulsory purchase and at worst, by cruel force.

    How I wish Israel had lived up to the noblest and generous pledges it made at that time.

    I accept I am totally unimportant in the scale of things.

    However, in finding vicious and acrimonious bigotry coming forth from the mother of all recent warmongering countries….and supposedly in the interests of those whose legacy deserve respect and dignity following the vile horrors committed by Europe’s own Nazis as part of WWII, is just too much for me to stomach without comment.

  • Jerimiah

    Caroline Glick represents the worse aspects of Judaism. She marginalizes dissenters as “leftist’ and plays the victimhood card at every opportunity. Israel must face a very uncomfortable truth: it brutally dispossessed almost one million Palestinians in 1947 and destroyed over 500 villages to make way for the Jewish state. Can you not comprehend that all the good you may do is neutralized by your original sin. If it wants to live among the nations of the world, you must practice Tikkun Olam,–heal the world. If this means one state for all-without Jewish Exceptionalism then that may work.

    • defcon 4

      Waaaaaaaaaaaa. Why don’t we talk about the million Jews ethnically cleansed from every, last islamic cesspool in the Mid-East and N. Africa hajji?

      • irreverandt

        Mr Def – I find it interesting that you mindlessly defend the actions of the Israel’s For the singular purpose of their being an integral party of your religious dogma.

    • marvin boggs

      Actually,ARAB leaders ordered their people to flee their homes so that invading Arab armies could massacre at will. Then the Arab leaders would not permit the “refugees” to return once war ceased,thus voluntarily ABANDONED their homes,losing any claim to them afterwards. the Arabs dispossessed themselves,first by making war on Israel,ordering their own people to flee,then refusing to let them return in a timely manner.
      But the Arabs that remained are today Israeli citizens with political representation and rights NO Jew gets in any Arab nation. Plus they enjoy a far higher standard of living than any of their Arab brothers in surrounding nations.They are better off economically and politically.

  • blackfeather99

    Thanks for the post. That was helpful. But I am still puzzled by her presentation in front of a Jewish-religious audience. She doesn’t sound like a Leftist there. Can she be a Leftist and a religious Jew at the same time?

    • Paul Austin Murphy

      I know a little bit more about Barbara Spectre now; but still not a lot. I checked the Wiki article on her and of all her publications, none were straight political. None were about immigration or multiculturalism. They seemed to be about theology/religion; though sometimes within a political context (stuff about Israel, etc.) In other words, she doesn’t appear to be any kind of political activist; though she probably does the interfaith circuit.

      You are right, she doesn’t sound like a Leftist on the video.

      Can you be a religious Jew and a Leftist? It depends on what kind of Leftist. Not a Trotskyist or a Communist and perhaps not a “progressive” (many progressives are simply new-style Trots and commies). But, as with the very many Christian socialists, there are Jewish socialists too – even when they are religious.



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    Your future is surrender.

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