The progressive case for Israel in under four minutes

We recently reported the welcome news that Labour Friends of Israel has produced a book called “The Progressive Case for Israel.”

Among the contributors to that book is our comrade David Hirsh, who blogs at Engage. He has posted his piece there, and it is worth reading in full.

But really, as David suggests, the progressive case for Israel is not all that difficult. It was made indelibly by inmates of the Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen just a few days after their liberation in 1945, when they gathered up all their depleted strength to sing the Zionist anthem “HaTikvah.” We’ve linked to this historic BBC report before, but it deserves to be heard again and again.