David Harsanyi

Where, for instance, are complaints from the 80 percent of American Jews who support a president who actively pressures Israel into agreements that threaten its existence and, at the same time, bows to robed princes and pleads for the friendship of the most illiberal nations in the world?

Where were calls for boycotts of the Democratic National Convention, where -- among other Jew-friendly participants, such as Jimmy Carter and Jesse Jackson -- the gregarious Al Sharpton mingled with the Jewish core values crowd, or, as the good reverend might call them, "diamond merchants"?

Hagee can offend me, as well. But he's raised awareness among evangelicals about Israel's struggles and the Iranian regime's genocidal daydreams -- you know, real religious fanatics. Elie Wiesel, Joe Lieberman and Alan Dershowitz recently joined Hagee in a video spot produced by Christians United for Israel regarding Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's "incitement to genocide." But the indignant Denver Jewish "community" can't have its ideals compromised by listening to the guy for an hour?

Because shutting down a speech is now a core Jewish value.

Boy, Hillel would be proud.


David Harsanyi

David Harsanyi is a senior editor at The Federalist and the author of "The People Have Spoken (and They Are Wrong): The Case Against Democracy." Follow him on Twitter @davidharsanyi.