This just makes me laugh, what with the heads of Universities in Israel cheerleading for the IDF during Cast Lead, violent suppression of "Wall" protesters (including of Jewish Israelis taking part), the government (minus the Arab representation) calling for loyalty pledges, institutionalized relegation of Arab-Israelis as second class citizens (educatonal/housing funding, etc.) to suggest Israeli's "cultural world" is leftist is naked doubletalk. Israeli is leftist only if the definition is anything to the left of pure fascism!
Australia's most dangerous Islamic State operative killed in U.S. strike (AP)
from the article: Only force will stop force