The U.S Jewish Establishment’s War Against Israel
The question comes down to - what is more important to American Jews - Judaism or Liberalism? For too many Jews on the left, it seems that politics trumps religion. It also trumps survival. Many American Jews have been turning against Israel because of its conservative policies, policies that are helping to insure Israel's survival. To left-leaning Jews, who are able to tuck their children into bed half way around the world from the rockets of Hezbollah and the bombs and knives of Hamas, Israel can only be supported if Israelis allow J-Street to dictate its policies. And now, making things even more upsetting to J-Street following Jews, Bibi Netanyahu and Israel in general support Trump's Middle East policies.
From the article:
Unfortunately, the incredible accomplishments of Israel’s greatest-ever Prime Minister have not softened the disdain that much of the Jewish establishment in the United States has toward him, and even toward Israel itself. The Jewish left, which is represented by organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace, the Soros-funded J-Street and the New Israel Fund, have become increasingly hostile to Israel, as Israel has rapidly moved away from its socialist roots. Many of these organization’s talking points are expressed by disgusting leftists including Peter Beinart, Noam Chomsky, Bernie Sanders, and Norman Finkelstein. They will go out of their way to slander Israel for defending itself, and for its unwillingness to commit national suicide by allowing a terror state to be created on its doorstep.
The left-leaning U.S Jewish community, for the most part, has no conception of what it is like to live in the most dangerous neighborhood on the planet. They don’t understand the geopolitical issues, the security issues, or the urgencies that can come when living in Israel. When Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely expressed her frustration about the U.S Jewish community’s lack of understanding about life in Israel, she stated that “people that never send their children to fight for their country, most of the Jews don’t have their children serving as soldiers, going to the Marines, going to Afghanistan, or to Iraq. Most of them are having quite convenient lives. They don’t feel how it feels to be attacked by rockets, and I think part of it is to actually experience what Israel is dealing with on a daily basis.” For the most part, Hotovely is absolutely correct. As a result, many U.S Jews are growing uncomfortable with Israel, and more specifically, with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party. 2017 was a contentious year between Israel and the U.S Jewish community, and much of the blame went to Netanyahu.
Our question is: who knows more about running Israel, and surviving as the world's only Jewish state, the people who live there and face the danger, or the people who spend their mental energy telling Israelis how to live and who face no consequences for being wrong?