Monday, February 11, 2019

The Progressive Assault on Israel

A movement that can detect a racist dog-whistle from miles away is strangely deaf when it comes to some of the barking on its own side of the fence.
It happened again last month in Detroit. Pro-Palestinian demonstrators seized the stage of the National L.G.B.T.Q. Task Force’s marquee conference, “Creating Change” and demanded a boycott of Israel. “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” they chanted — the tediously malign, thinly veiled call to end Israel as a Jewish state.
They were met with sustained applause by the audience at what is the largest annual conference of L.G.B.T.Q.activists in the United States. Conference organizers did nothing to stop the disruption or disavow the demonstrators.
For Tyler Gregory, neither the behavior of the protesters nor the passivity of the organizers came as a surprise. Gregory is executive director of A Wider Bridge, a North American L.G.B.T.Q. organization that works to support Israel and its gay community. In 2016, his group hosted a reception at the Task Force’s conference in Chicago. The event was mobbed by some 200 aggressive demonstrators, and Gregory and his audience had to barricade themselves in their room while those outside were harassed.
“Whether you believe in the concept of intersectionality is beside the point,” Gregory told me recently, referring to the idea that the oppression of one group is the oppression of all others. “If this is your value system, you are not following it. As Jews we were denied our safe space. We were denied our place in a movement that fights bigotry.”


  1. The American left age Democrat Party is moving towards full-time antisemitism. They are a sinking ship.

  2. “The Progressive Assault on Israel”
    “For the record, I support a two-state solution, just as I supported Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip when I was the editor of The Jerusalem Post.”
    Horrible article.
    “Well, he can’t do it in Gaza, can he? Those Israelis are gone. Sharon, also a RETIRED GENERAL, saw to that. Hamas is there instead and who figured them to be going on killing sprees against Israel practically every day of the week – besides those of us who are not generals and knew this would happen. We saw it coming simply by reading the papers. We did not need high tech intel and top-level strategists. The papers told us in black and white that no amount of concessions will make them happy. They want Jews dead, period. Abbas actually pays people to kill Israelis. It’s no secret.”
    Thank God Trump is POTUS. Thank God Kavanaugh is a judge on SCOTUS.
    “We now have American states like New York racing to expand their abortion-on-demand laws, in anticipation that the United States Supreme Court soon will revisit Roe v Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973), and overturn all or part of it, finding finally that the opinion was fabricated injudiciously, using espcially dubious reasoning and specious legal precedent to arrive at a politically predetermined conclusion”
    What will be the verdict on El Chapo? “El Chapo jury deliberations will stretch into a second week. Here's why jurors may be taking their time...”
    “How long will you judge perversely, showing favor to the wicked? Selah. Judge the wretched and the orphan, vindicate the lowly and the poor, rescue the wretched and the needy; save them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalms 82:2-4).


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