Latest example of liberals turning against Israel? “Columbia prof. says Israel advocates will ‘infest’ Trump administration.” No wonder Millennials are trending in the wrong direction.

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

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UPDATED: Earlier today, the Jerusalem Postpublished a column I wrote on liberals increasingly turning against Israel.

Need a fresh example?  Check out this breaking headline: “Columbia prof. says Israel advocates will ‘infest’ Trump administration.

Let me be clear: many liberals love Israel and continue to defend the Jewish people and the Jewish State. But the trend lines are troubling.

Yes, overall, the majority of Americans still support Israel and see her as a faithful friend and ally of the U.S. and Western democracy. But the steady drumbeat of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel rhetoric and biased reporting by liberals throughout academia, the media and the political class are having a deleterious effect, poisoning the thinking of a growing number of Americans.

President Obama’s deeply flawed Mideast policies and highly contentious relationship with Israeli leaders over the past eight years have also had a decidedly negative effect, souring liberal — and especially those who see themselves as “very liberal” — on the…

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