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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Why do young Jews blame Israel?

Why do young Jews blame Israel for the world's problems? Robert Stacy McCain explains.
As with global warming, so too with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The three-decade ascendancy of the Edward Said cult in Mideast studies has poisoned the academic well to such a degree that one can scarcely find an “expert” on the subject who is not tainted by it. Meanwhile, the veterans of the ’60s New Left have penetrated organized liberalism to such a degree that, vis-à-vis the Middle East, the Democratic Party is now more aligned with Sirhan Sirhan than with RFK.

Even the most intelligent young people are apt to be impressed with the enormous prestige of those numerous academic experts who present the Middle East conflict in the context of Arab victimhood. And if those young people have been raised within a liberal Democrat environment — remember that John Kerry got 74% of the Jewish vote in 2004 — their partisan and ideological allegiances will naturally make them sympathetic to the “Blame Israel First” crowd, who were among the most outspoken voices in the anti-Bush chorus during the past decade.

Thus we behold the astonishing spectacle of young Jews who eagerly align themselves with the Sirhan Sirhan wing of the Democratic Party.
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At 1:41 AM, Blogger Professor Tom said...

Interesting observation.

I am trying to track down the protestors it this picture so I can thank them for their support of Israel. I tell you, it's so refreshing to see someone support Israel these days that we should stop and thank them every time we see them.

heh - CAPTCHA: Gandi- A guy who taught people how to engage in civil disobedience by seeming harmless and peaceful, yet provoking and instigating all kinds of trouble.

At 3:44 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

This is not likely to change a lot in the future. As the Left grows more anti-Israel, when young Jews are forced to choose between their allegiance to the Left or affection for the Jewish State, there is no doubt which side they will pick.

And its safe to say it won't be Israel.

What could go wrong indeed


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