New Middle East Director at State perceives Israel’s “legitimate self-defense actions “inflammatory,” “provocative” and “unhelpful”

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State Department’s new Mideast director has record of criticizing Israel
by Stephen M. Flatow
August 9, 2017

The newly appointed Middle East director at the State Department has a long record of criticizing and pressuring Israel. Isn’t anybody at the White House paying attention to who’s being hired over at Foggy Bottom?  David Satterfield, who is slated to become assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs next month, played a significant role in U.S. policy and diplomacy concerning Israel and the Palestinians in the late 1990s and early 2000s. A look at some of his comments from that period reveals he repeatedly suggested a moral equivalency between Palestinian terrorism and Israeli counterterrorism. READ MORE

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