I want to share with a quote from a post on Israel Matzav:
Maybe this explains why 78% of American Jewry voted for Barack Obama - his non-support of Israel notwithstanding. Because to them, being Jewish isn't about joining their lives and fate to that of the Jewish people, including by supporting Israel. It's about liberalism and liberal values and not seeing the basic goodness and morality embodied in the Jewish state.I couldn't have said it better myself. Events in Israel have brought about a certain moral clarity. Some people who otherwise identity with certain liberal values have suddenly woken up and see the anti-semitism of the left for exactly what it is. Other people have dug deeper into their shells, twisting themselves into a pretzel to come up all kinds of justifications for castigating Israel. When the seforim talk about the process of birur, is this what it means?