The Left and Israel

Unerringly, they always seem to back the wrong horse

Recently, I mentioned  the excellent book by Nick Cohen, What’s Left? How liberals lost their way, in which he asks why the international Left have an unerring propensity for supporting groups who, it would seem, contradict everything the Left stands for.

Spanish ex-politician, Pilar Rahola, a journalist and activist, also from the ideological left, feels even more strongly than Cohen about the absurd hypocrisy of the Western anti-Israeli Left and questions why it is indeed attracted to groups with fascist, totalitarian and anti-liberal impulses.

As a journalist it is my duty to search for the truth beyond prejudice, lies and manipulations. The truth about Israel is not told. As a person from the Left who loves progress, I am obligated to defend liberty, culture, civic education for children, coexistence and the laws that the Tablets of the Covenant made into universal principles. Principles that Islamic fundamentalism systematically destroys. That is to say that as a non-Jew, journalist and lefty I have a triple moral duty with Israel, because if Israel is destroyed, liberty, modernity and culture will be destroyed too.

The struggle of Israel, even if the world doesn’t want to accept it, is the struggle of the world.

It is nice to hear a voice from the Spanish speaking world which also apparently has extensive influence throughout Latin America.

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