Once again the radical (and mainstream) left is misguidedly attacking Israel, the democratic nation that respects human rights and freedom, while promoting the Islamic totalitarian nations that surround them.

Thursday, Rebel Pundit captured on video a typical leftist march condemning Israel outside the Obama headquarters in Chicago, where the International Socialists Organization and other Marxists formed the majority of the crowd.

Saturday, CNBC’s Jonathan Hoenig of Capitalist Pig posted a video of Ayn Rand discussing Israel, where she says:

The Arabs are one of the least developed cultures. They are typically nomads. Their culture is primitive, and they resent Israel because it’s the sole beachhead of modern science and civilization on their continent. When you have civilized men fighting savages, you support the civilized men, no matter who they are. Israel is a mixed economy inclined toward socialism. But when it comes to the power of the mind—the development of industry in that wasted desert continent—versus savages who don’t want to use their minds, then if one cares about the future of civilization, don’t wait for the government to do something. Give whatever you can.

But perhaps the two sides of the Israel question are best captured by comedian Steven Crowder, who has lent his wit to create a short, three-minute history of Israel on video. It is a must-watch: