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Thursday, August 25, 2016

'Renounce Israel or else'

The progressive wing of the Democrat Party has become openly anti-Israel, warns attorney and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz, who claimed on Wednesday that the American far-left has turned opposition to the Jewish state into an article of faith and is forcing left-wing Jews to tow the anti-Israel line – or be ostracized from progressive circles.

In a piece published on The Algemeiner, Dershowitz, himself a life-long Democrat, noted the active efforts by progressive-left groups to root out Israel supporters from their ranks, and to pressure Jewish members to renounce Israel.

Pointing to left-wing organizations like Black Lives Matter, MoveOn, CodePink, and Occupy Wall Street, Dershowitz claims that the left-wing of the Democratic Party has adopted the “unique brand of bigotry” pushed by the BDS movement.

“The self-described ‘progressive wing’ of the Democratic Party… has become openly opposed to the nation state of the Jewish people. Increasingly, these organizations demand that their members and ‘allies’ renounce support for Israel and for Zionism in order to belong.” READ MORE