Jeremiah was persecuted, and all but killed by his countrymen, the Israelis. But when they were conquered by the Babylonians, he was rescued and treated well by the conquerers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah
Why is that? Was it because he predicted a Babylonian victory so the Israelis saw him as a traitor and the Babylonians saw him as a "fellow traveller"? Or was it because the Babylonians saw "eye-to-eye" with him on matters of "righteousness," while the Israelis did not?