Pro-Palestinian demonstrators march on the University of California, Berkeley campus. (AP/Paul Sakuma) (AP/Paul Sakuma)
BDS Berkeley Campus

A Zionist explains why he distrusts the “liberal left,” citing examples of what he sees as unfairness in their judgment of Israel and the damage it does in the Middle East and around the world.

Aaron Balshan, a senior geopolitical security analyst with an expertise in jihadist movements in the Middle East and Southeast Asia, served as a staff sergeant in the IDF.

In poetic form, he discusses the unwarranted obsession with Israel in the form of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) movement, which, he explains, has a tremendously negative impact on the amount of attention given to true human rights abusers. It also alienates liberal Jews in Israel, the exact constituency that the international left should be empowering, if peace and coexistence is truly their objective, he says.

Watch to hear his full argument!

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