Ronn Torossian

Leftist Jews hateful obsession with Israel

The New York Times latest anti-Israel feature was entitled “A Conflict of Faith: Devoted to Jewish Observance, but at Odds With Israel”, which highlights a handful of radical uber-leftists, Orthodox Jews opposed to the State of Israel. These radicals are opposed to Israel and endorse the boycott campaign against Israel.  

As they did last year, with their article entitled “If There is a Third Intifada, We Want to be the Ones who Started It”, this article encourages those who endanger the Jewish State.

A response can be found in an op-ed in the NY Post a few years ago by Edward Alexander entitled “Leftist Jews’ Hateful Obsession.” As Alexander said when people “…. issue their monthly calls for politicide in Israel, which they demonize as the sole ‘anachronistic’ state in an otherwise progressive multicultural world, don’t they sense, even subconsciously, a potential kinship with the genocidally inclined (and not-at-all progressive) president of Iran? In law, such kinship is called ‘accessory to murder.'”

As Alexander continued “Too many writers and pundits today are obsessed, almost pathologically, by the conviction that Israel is the most evil country that ever has existed, and that its removal from the family of nations is a precondition of world peace.  Such lethally utopian dreams are not strictly the playground of anti-Semites, but also the common coin of much liberal Jewish writing and speechifying about Israel. …Of course the hoary cliché about equating “criticism of Israel” with anti-Semitism has been invoked ad nauseam…To my knowledge, no one has ever been identified who really made this equation. On the other hand, countless liberal-left Jews have applied the euphemism “criticism of Israel” to all the following: demonization of that country as the center of the world’s evil; calls for its destruction; economic and academic boycotts of its citizens.“

Labor Zionist leader Berl Katznelson many years ago asked, “Is there another People on Earth so emotionally twisted that they consider everything their nation does despicable and hateful, while every murder, rape, robbery committed by their enemies fill their hearts with admiration and awe?”

The NY Times is simply anti-Israel.

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Ronn Torossian is the Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of 5WPR. Headquartered in New York City, the firm is one of the 25 largest independent public relations firms in the United States. 5WPR has been named “PR Agency of the Year” by the American Business Awards; and Ronn Torossian is the winner of the Silver Stevie Communications, Investor Relations, and PR Executive of the Year of the Year Award by the American Business Awards. Ronn’s book, “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations,” received rave reviews. He is a member of the prestigious Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is an active board member of a number of non-profit organizations. Ronn Torossian is a frequently sought after communications expert, often appearing on FOX News, CNBC, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, and other major media outlets. He resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. Email: Facebook: Ronn's Facebook Twitter: Ronn's Twitter Page