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Regarding Jewish organisations' condemning these 'far-right' parties

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Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Jun 24, 2019 at 20:26

I think it's not just to maintain access to government funding.

I believe the Jewish leaders feel under pressure by the ruling Left-wing movement, to demonstrate that despite the 'far-right' support for Israel, they will not embrace them. Just as an individual may try to avoid courting controversy and condemnation, Jewish people and organisations (the latter especially so since they cannot opt for anonymity) can do the same.

I recall when Prof. Dershowitz explained Trump's so-called 'Muslim ban' is not unconstitutional, he was immediately rebuked by a CNN host, who protested that Dershowitz is only saying that because he's Jewish!

I think many Jewish people fear that they will not only be condemned as individuals but also as Jews, bringing about condemnation of all Jews, if they will join the counter-movement which is routinely described as 'far-right'.

I also imagine that Palestinian Christians in the Palestinian Authority are also ruled by fear of the anti-Israeli establishment and feel under pressure to be as anti-Israel as Muslims.


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Regarding Jewish organisations' condemning these 'far-right' parties [166 words]Anon.Jun 24, 2019 20:26250983

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