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Why The Left Hates Israel

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  • seanD
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    Originally posted by Darth Executor View Post
    By Western I guess you mean American. The rest of the West hates Israel.
    Yeah, "western" was too vague. I meant certain neocons (including "democrats" such as Obama and the Clintons) and religious leaders like Haggee. I understand this undying loyalty from people like Haggee -- influenced by his eschatological views -- but I don't understand the political side of it.

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  • Darth Executor
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    Originally posted by seanD View Post
    On another note, it seems there are two extremes -- and I mean extremes -- to this issue. Personally, I find it strange the extreme western loyalty -- almost like an over-the-top infatuation -- with Israel more than I do the hatred of Israel by the general world. That's something I definitely can't explain.
    By Western I guess you mean American. The rest of the West hates Israel.

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  • seer
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    Originally posted by seanD View Post
    Wouldn't this just be biblical fulfillment?
    I always wondered if there was a spiritual component in all of this.

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  • seanD
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    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I'm not aware of any biblical prophecies about the American left.
    No, but generally speaking, most of those on the left are non-Christian (of course, it isn't just the left; this would include those of other religions, apart from Judaism), thus spiritually susceptible to the world's sentiments about Israel (this is obviously beyond a civics issue).

    On another note, it seems there are two extremes -- and I mean extremes -- to this issue. Personally, I find it strange the extreme western loyalty -- almost like an over-the-top infatuation -- with Israel more than I do the hatred of Israel by the general world. That's something I definitely can't explain.

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  • Darth Executor
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    Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I'm not aware of any biblical prophecies about the American left.
    Revelation 20:15

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  • KingsGambit
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    Originally posted by seanD View Post
    Wouldn't this just be biblical fulfillment?
    I'm not aware of any biblical prophecies about the American left.

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  • seanD
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    Wouldn't this just be biblical fulfillment?

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  • seer
    started a topic Why The Left Hates Israel

    Why The Left Hates Israel

    Interesting interview:

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/wh...israel-123416/

    Why Are Liberals Opponents of Israel?

    In the 1960's, Liberals were among some of Israel's strongest supporters, but have since become some of Israel's staunchest opponents. In his new book, Making David Into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel, Joshua Muravchik, a fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, explores the reasons behind this change.


    "Leftists/liberals/progressives believe that the great moral drama of our era is "the rest against the West" or the "people of color" against the "white man." This has replaced poor-against-rich or worker-against-capitalist as the core idea of progressive thought. Seen through that lens, Israel (the "Western," "white" guys) is automatically wrong and the Palestinians (the "anti-colonialist" "people of color") are automatically right. On the other side, conservatives value Israel as a free country, a democracy, and an ally of the United States."
    Last edited by seer; 07-18-2014, 02:00 PM.

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