Jewish Romance with Leftism, Old & New
Here are two important articles examining the American Jewish left's alliance with Soviet Communism and today's Democrat Party. MJAC is sharing these articles to provide you with information that may not be coming to you from your local Jewish periodicals.
WHY DO AMERICAN JEWS IDEALIZE SOVIET COMMUNISM?
Perpetuating the romance of the Bolshevik regime, whose ‘good intentions’ cannot mask the horrors imposed in its name.
By Dr. Ruth Wisse
Now compare the above with what Caroline Glick observes about the Left and Jewish alliance with them today.
AMERICAN JEWRY'S NECESSARY MORAL RECKONING
"Since the 1920s, the American Jewish community has identified with the political Left. So long as the Left – and particularly the Soviet Union – supported the Jewish national liberation movement, Zionism and the Jewish state, the American Jewish Left was happy to be both leftist and Zionist.
"The American Jewish movement away from Israel began after the Soviet Union cut off diplomatic relations with Israel in 1967. The cleavage grew wider in successive decades as Western Europe incrementally aligned its policies on Israel with those of the Soviets and after the Cold War, replaced the Soviet Union as the epicenter of anti-Israel political rhetoric.
"Today, anti-Israel activists are the rising force in the Democratic Party. Progressive politics have been so thoroughly suffused with anti-Zionism and its concomitant rejection of the civil rights of American Jewish Zionists that Democratic presidential hopefuls like senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker are abandoning their previously pro-Israel positions to ingratiate themselves with their party base."