Karl du Fresne writes about National’s betrayal of Israel by sponsoring UNSC 2334:
Is there any more intractable issue in international affairs than that of Israel and Palestine? Offhand, I can’t think of any.
It’s tricky for a whole lot of reasons. One is that the competing claims of the two sides, Israel and the Palestinians, both have some weight.
The Jews, having suffered centuries in exile, mostly in countries where they experienced relentless discrimination and persecution, have a right to a homeland where they can feel safe and secure. But the Palestinians feel aggrieved because to provide that Jewish homeland, they were displaced from land that they regarded as theirs.