State Department Arabists “have been more systematically wrong than any other area of specialists in the diplomatic corps. This is because Arabists not only take on the cause of the Arabs, but also the Arabs’ tendency for self-delusion”

Failed diplomat Kurtzer attacks America’s newest ambassador to Israel
by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
December 20, 2016

A predictable pattern has emerged over the last several decades of U.S. Middle East policy. The State Department will urge the president to pursue its formula for bringing about peace between Israel and the Palestinians. The president and his secretary of state waste years in this endeavor, made quixotic, because of the failure to confront Palestinian irredentism. Equally predictable, the diplomats behind these failures retire and use the media to pontificate on what their successors should do. Thanks to the media’s practiced interest in criticizing Israel, these former failed diplomats are given a platform to criticize every idea that conflicts with the ineffective ones they advocated when they had the power to implement them. The latest representative of the class of former emissaries to spout off is Daniel Kurtzer, a former U.S. ambassador to Israel. READ MORE

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