Fast forward to today, and the change in the left’s view of Israel has been truly gobsmacking. Today, the left loathes Israel with a peculiar intensity. It views Israel as a shitty little country. It holds Israel responsible for all the world’s ills. It’s now commonplace to hear leftists claim that an “Israeli lobby” has Washington and London in the palm of its hands and frequently encourages them to launch wars in the Middle East, in the same way you would once have heard racist conspiracy theorists talk about a “Jewish lobby” running world affairs.
The left now uses extraordinary double standards to judge Israel. It views everything Israel does as automatically awful. So you can have a situation today where the very same leftists who cheer Barack Obama, even though he bombs militants in rural Pakistan, will accuse Israel of being evil and fascistic for bombing militants in Gaza. In recent months both Israel and Turkey have launched air strikes in Syria, but it is only Israel’s strikes that caused a commotion and led to claims about Israel stirring up global conflict once again. Most people don’t even know Turkey carried out military action in Syria, because the only thing that gets the modern mainstream left going is the behaviour of the apparently nasty and destabilising Jewish State.
The double standards in relation to Israel are now so enormous that you will often hear British and American leftists calling on their governments to condemn Israel over its militarism in Gaza and elsewhere. So, our governments, which destroyed Iraq and Afghanistan, whose wars overseas make Gaza look like a tea party in comparison, are invested by leftists with the moral authority to lecture Israel. [source]