How the Left Turned Against Israel https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/israel-zionism/2019/07/how-the-left-turned-against-israel/

In 1948, the nascent state enjoyed political support from almost the entire global left. A new book by a member of today’s left takes a close look at how and why that changed.

July 23, 2019 | Joshua Muravchik
About the author: Joshua Muravchik is the author most recently of Heaven on Earth: The Rise, Fall, and Afterlife of Socialism (Encounter).
In 1948, the then-aborning state of Israel enjoyed political support from almost the entire global left—including, crucially, the Kremlin. Even when, soon thereafter, Moscow reverted to its traditional anti-Zionist position, bringing along with it those in its Communist orbit, the rest of the non- and anti-Communist left continued to see the Jewish state in a friendly light.

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