How The World Turned Against Israel

Matt Vespa

7/8/2014 2:15:00 PM - Matt Vespa

Have you ever noticed that the political left doesn’t really have much zeal for Israel? I mean, our own Secretary of State said Israel risked becoming an “apartheid state” if there was a failure to reach a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. That’s a very poor choice of words. Secretary Kerry eventually apologized, but why has Israel become such a target for vitriol and hate?

While our own Katie Pavlich’s new book, which undercuts the Democrats’ disingenuous “war on women” narrative, hit the shelves today ( You should buy a copy right now!); you should probably pick up Joshua Muravchik’s Making David Into Goliath: How The World Turned Against Israel as well.

In 2003, a EU opinion poll showed that 60% of Europeans view Israel as the world’s most dangerous country.

Across the United States, there are calls to boycott Israel. Recently, there was a push to have an academic boycott, which was rejected by a multitude of American colleges and universities. Nevertheless, “Israel Apartheid Week” reared its ugly head again last February. Professor William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection always has good coverage of the anti-Israel insanity permeating through American academia.

But, what are the highlights of Muravchik’s book? He shows:

With tensions mounting between Israel and Hamas, expect Israeli criticism in the coming days.