Professor Steven Plaut har en
tänkvärd kommentar kring varför den
israeliska extremvänstern älskar att hata
Israels bästa vänner i Västerlandet….
Israeli leftists have long had an intense
hatred towards American conservatives.
This is in spite of the fact that American
conservatives are almost all pro-Israel.
On second thought, the hatred of Israeli
leftists towards them is precisely
BECAUSE they are pro-Israel.
Israeli leftists insist that
should only allow Israel
itself to be befriended by foreign leftists.
Never mind that the search for pro-Israel foreign
leftists is about as productive as the search for
human life on other planets. The Left outside of
and foreign liberals are by and large (although
not entirely) anti-Israel. Israeli leftists want foreign
pro-Israel conservatives to be regarded as persona
non grata by
. A few years back, Amiram Israel
Goldblum, a professor at the
and a founder of Peace Now, called upon
prevent American evangelist Christians from entering
pro-Israel. (See this about Goldblum:
The Israeli Left is outraged that Israeli cable TV carries
Fox News, because it is pro-Israel.
The anti-Israel BBC and CNN channels though are fine.
The most dramatic manifestation of the
Left’s hatred of pro-Israel foreign conservatives
is evident this week in widespread Beckaphobia.
The Israeli Left is suffering from an intense phobia
regarding Glenn Beck.
Beck was in Israel this week (and has been here a lot
in recent months) for one purpose only – to support Israel.
Beck is an outspoken and well-spoken American
conservative. He is more entertainer than serious scholar,
and was until recently a staple on Fox News.
He sometimes gets things wrong, and his economics are
rather shallow. But his political opinions are solidly
conservative and you cannot listen to his recent speech
in Jerusalem (http://www.glennbeck.com/israel/)
without being convinced of his sincerity in his love of
Israel and solidarity with Jews, and you might be moved