A lot of self styled "liberals" and "progressives" in Blogestan have been celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel recently. The formation of the State of Israel involved the forced expulsion of around 800,000 Palestinian civilians from their homes (Esber, pp. 69-70). While this may be considered a "progressive" outcome in the same sense as Stalin's deportation of the Volga Germans to Siberia and Kazakhstan, it is certainly not a humanitarian one.
Rosemarie M. Esber, "Rewriting the History of 1948: The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Question Revisted," Holy Land Studies, vol. 4, no. 1 (2005), pp. 55-72.