Conversations with Liberals

by Phyllis Chesler
Israel National News
April 30, 2015

I don't know what to do about liberal American Jews. Unlike some conservatives, I happen to agree with them on certain issues but these days, that barely matters. The only thing that matters is whether one is for or against President Obama. If one dares say—out loud and in public--that Obama is, maybe, not so good for Israel—the Democratic Party flags are promptly whipped out and anyone who refuses to swear on the flag of the Democratic Party is promptly and rudely attacked.

I have recently and unexpectedly been in conversation with a number of such Jewish liberals both privately and publicly.

Here's one example. At a lecture I gave I was assailed with this comment: "You just said that Israelis believe that Obama is the worst President Israel ever had. But that is a lie. We read and we know that he is the best President Israel ever had! Were it not for him, there would be no Iron Dome. What about that?"