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Intersectionality seems to be a factor.

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Submitted by David Hoffman (United States), Dec 28, 2018 at 13:14

The doctrine of intersectionality herds left-leaning types who don't want to be ostracized by their peers towards sympathy for the "plight" of the Palestinian-Arabs, and away from Israel, which is associated with the great evil (in the eyes of the left) of Western colonialism. Although this leads to obvious inconsistencies such as leadership of a popular women's movement by a female Sharia advocate, the bottom line of alignment with anti-Western forces is what is driving this pivot away from Israel (which, incidentally, is the authentic underdog and symbol of minority self-determination).

Anyway, I agree that Israel would be best served by ignoring the institutionalized left (such as the UN) and pursuing its own interests, which include actual defeat of (as opposed to agreement with) those that antagonize it. Netanyahu seems to get this.

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