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Woe to Those Who Call Darkness Light

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Even though it is forbidden to mourn during the holiday, many in Israel, especially in the defense establishment (whose motto is “the best offense is a good defense”), are this week mourning the failure to approve funds to continue producing Iron Dome interceptors. Immediately, we were told who was to blame: Benjamin Netanyahu. He was the one who had put Israel’s security in the hands of the Republican Party.

There is lots of blame to legitimately place on Netanyahu, but not in this case. The progressive wing of the Democratic Party, led by the Jewish-American Bernie Sanders, boycotts Israel because it is Israel. Iron Dome is a defensive weapon, only defensive. When you speak about indiscriminate attacks against a civilian population, progressive ethics and the progressive heart should be in favor of the allocation. But when it comes to even the........

© Haaretz

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