Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Bibi Derangement Syndrome? Chemi Shalev at Haaretz blames Bibi for anti-Israel Democrats - by Elder of Ziyon

...The anti-Israel Left doesn't take its cues from social justice. It takes its positions directly from the PFLP, PLO and Hezbollah. They aren't exactly nuanced in their stances.

Elder of Ziyon..
11 March '19..

Chemi Shalev isn't considered one of Haaretz's real far left nutcases like Amira Hass or Gideon Levy or Rogel Alpher. He is considered one of their best political analysts.

Which just goes to show how bad Haaretz is.

He writes:

The entire Omar brouhaha would have developed in a radically different direction if Israel was still perceived in America as a liberal democracy and if its leader was seen as doing his level best to secure peace, despite the objective obstacles. The anti-Israel faction would have gained little traction and the Democratic Party could have united in rejecting Omar's hostile stand. But an Israel increasingly seen as following Netanyahu into the darkness of racism and intolerance, an Israel that emulates Netanyahu’s uncritical embrace of Trump and his odious views, is an Israel that even mainstream Democrats will soon find hard to support.

Netanyahu’s preconceived and hostile view of American liberals and their American Jewish supporters turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, which is now playing out before our very eyes. Rather than dismaying Netanyahu, it will embolden him further, which will only serve to widen the gap even more.

The thing is that earlier in the article Shalev admits that Bibi isn't the main or even the secondary reason for the American Left taking on rabidly anti-Israel positions:

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