Is there a risk of a real US-Israel rift?
This op-ed in today’s NYT by a Princeton academic draws an analogy between US-Israel relations today and France-Israel relations 1967. http://www.nytimes.com//2010/04/01/opinion/01bass.html Generally speaking, people seem to take the rift between Obama and Netanyahu (or between the US and Israel, if one wants to depersonalize things) more seriously than I would have expected them to do. […]
America’s relations with Israel
My friend Chris asked via email whether I think that Hillary Clinton’s recent 43-minute phone call to Netanyahu, in which the latter was apparently rebuked for the embarrassing authorization of over 600 new housing units for Israelis in East Jerusalem, represents an important turn in US-Israel relations. My answer is that I doubt it. My […]
Great column on Mideast peace by Roger Cohen
I agree with everything said in this column, written by a somewhat unlikely source, because I think of Cohen as being very slightly left of center. He is a British Jew. The American Jewish community must come to its senses, but it shows every sign of not doing so, year after year. The reason is […]