The Enemy Of My Enemy …


In the article on the new Congress (“New-Look Congress Tougher on Israel?” Jan. 11), Martin Raffel calls the 116th Congress “aligned with the intersectionality agenda that puts support for Palestinians among other progressive issues.”

What is meant by this “intersectionality”? Does it mean that if you have problems and I have problems, they’re related, though they may have no connection? And if Palestinians are in the equation, that makes it a progressive issue? That’s a non sequitur from the get-go.

My own definition is more pragmatic: The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and the friend of my enemy is my enemy. A little dogmatic but a lot more understandable.

Westport, Conn.