On Daily Kos the spreading of hatred toward the Jewish people, via the spreading of hatred toward the Jew among nations, is basically a daily occurrence. There have been some tensions, and some violence, recently in Israel due to a large influx of illegal immigrants from South Sudan.
This, needless to say, has the anti-Semitic Kossacks licking their chops because it means that they can use it as an excuse to spread hatred toward Jews:
We have created a bully, there are no consequences at all for any actions whatsoever. Kill an American citizen in cold blood? Well, that citizen was of Turkish descent so it doesn't matter. Illegal settlements? Well, that is unfortunate, here is some more financial aid. Invade another country for no discernable reason whatsoever? Congress stands up on its hind legs and cheers. Kill some Iranian University professors using car bombs? Good job! Discriminate against and attack women? Oh, just a few bad apples.
The above is a snippet of a comment from someone going under the name Orcas George. It serves as an excellent example of the kind of thing that progressives like to tell one another about the Jewish state of Israel. Let's unpack it a bit.
We have created a bully...
There are two related canards that progressives tend to indulge in when they spread malice toward the Jew among nations. One is that Israel is merely a puppet of the west, particularly the United States. The other is that the west is merely a puppet of Israel, particularly the United States. Although these are contradictory and false notions, this progressive-left racist employs both. When Orcas George says that "we" have created a bully, the clear implication is that the US controls Israel and has thus created it in its alleged bullying nature.
there are no consequences at all for any actions whatsoever.
Here the suggestion is that the US should take some action against the tiny state of the Jewish people. It's not enough that the Jews of the Middle East have been living under an Arab siege for almost one hundred years. No. What's needed is for the US to join with the Islamists in smacking around the Jews of the Middle East.
Kill an American citizen in cold blood? Well, that citizen was of Turkish descent so it doesn't matter.
This is a reference to one of the dead aboard the Mavi Marmara which was a Turkish vessel carrying both Jihadis and progressives seeking to violently confront Jews in an effort to break the blockade of Gaza. When the IDF boarded the vessel they were attacked with pipes and knives and in defending themselves nine people were killed. But for this racist Kossack Jewish self-defense represents a killing in cold blood. It's OK to attack Jews, but if a Jew defends himself he is clearly a racist.
Illegal settlements? Well, that is unfortunate, here is some more financial aid.
Here the notion is that if Jews dare to live where neither Mahmoud Abbas nor Barack Obama want them to live, i.e., in Judea, then they are illegitimate and "illegal." Non-Jews, and many "progressive Zionists," are very fond of demanding that Jews be allowed to live over here, but not over there. It's as if they still think that we Jews should be subject to the laws of 14th century Italy.
Invade another country for no discernable reason whatsoever?
The essence of the blood libel is the charge that Jews are inherently violent and, therefore, must be confronted and stopped. It is the source of countless violent pogroms against us and here it is repeated about Israel. The claim is that Israel starts wars for no reason whatsoever and the reason that this person can make this charge is because he does not consider violence against Jews, or violence against the Jewish state, to be violence at all. Thus if Israel attacks Gaza because of thousands upon thousands of rockets fired upon it, it represents "no discernable reason whatsoever."
Congress stands up on its hind legs and cheers.
Israel is both the American master and its slave in the fevered imagination of this particular racist. We created the "bully," even as Congress licks the Israeli boot. Either way it whips up hatred for the Jewish other.
Kill some Iranian University professors using car bombs? Good job!
The assumption here is that Israel is behind the assassination of Iranian scientists. But the writer gives no indication that Iran has threatened genocide against the Jews of Israel as it seeks nuclear weaponry. Of course Israel is going to do what it needs to do to prevent Iranian nukes. But, again, violence against Jews is not considered violence at all by western-progressive genocidal racists.
Discriminate against and attack women? Oh, just a few bad apples.
Women, of course, have more rights and greater civil liberties in Israel than in any other country in the Middle East and as much rights and civil liberties as any other country on the entire planet. Yet this racist Kossack wants to suggest that Israel is a misogynistic country while ignoring the outright atrocities against women committed by its Arab neighbor states.
Now, I have to go see about murdering some innocent trout, but this is the kind of hatred that is spread toward Israel on the progressive-left and, yet, against all reason and basic human decency, progressive-left Jews continue to support that movement.
This is a mistake in need of remedy.