With Friends Like Avraham Burg & Peter Beinart, Who Needs Enemies?

By Ronn Torossian

Another day and another editorial opposing Israel in The NY Times –

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/opinion/sunday/israels-fading-democracy.html?pagewanted=all and this one from a man, Avraham Burg, who is widely regarded as an extreme leftist who is well outside of the consensus of Israeli politics.  Israel has long ago written the man off, and it’s doubtful anything he wrote could get any coverage in his home country of Israel. He was run out of politics because of his corruption, and forced to resign from politics due to voter fraud.

Even the vanguard of the left, Haaretz journalist Ari Shavit said his most recent book reeked of “loathing of Israeliness.” The man has said thatDefining Israel as a Jewish state is the key to its end“, and even another far-leftist, Yossi Beilin distanced himself from Burg.  The leftist media works very hard in the Jewish community to create their version of stars – people like Burg and Peter Beinart can’t attract Jewish followers, sell books or create any attention – despite all the media fawning all over them. Shameful.

And in line with the warped logic of the liberal left who claim to be so open-minded, comments still aren’t allowed on the blog of Peter Beinart. With “friends” like Burg and Beinart, who needs enemies?

The words of Ze’ev Jabotinsky can be applied very clearly due to these two: “What interest can the Jewish nation have in individuals whose supreme pride consists in the fact that they have renounced their own people? The bitter root of our shame and our suffering is that we do not give our own people the full love of a patriot. It would be better if we did not love our people at all, if we were unconcerned as to whether it existed or had disappeared, rather than that we should love it halfway which means to despise it.”

Ronn Torossian is CEO of 5WPR, a leading PR Agency, and author of the PR book “For Immediate Release: Shape Minds, Build Brands, and Deliver Results with Game-Changing Public Relations” which is available for purchase here. MK Danny Danon (Likud) has said the book is “the best book I have ever seen on Israel PR.”

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Ronn Torossian About the Author: Ronn Torossian is the CEO of NY based 5W Public Relations, 1 of the 25 largest PR Agencies in the US. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), a Jewish philanthropist and active in a number of worldwide Jewish organizations. More about Ronn Follow Ronn on: Facebook Google Plus Amazon RonnTorossian.com

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