“For a change, there was no daylight between the views Pence outlined in the Knesset and those of his Israeli hosts” [VIDEO]

Trump in the Middle East: Note Who Curses America, and Who Blesses It
by Yoram Hazony
January 23, 2018

President Donald Trump has promised that in the Middle East under his presidency, “there are many things that can happen now that would never have happened before.” Two speeches of the last ten days offer dramatic confirmation of the emerging reconfiguration of America’s relationship with Israel and the Middle East under his leadership…But his bottom line also marked a significant shift from previous American administrations:  The U.S., Pence said, would support a PLO state “if both sides agree.” In other words,  whether there will be such a state is Israel’s call to make. Which puts American policy light years away from the heyday of George W. Bush’s “road map,” and his breathy “vision of two democratic states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace.” READ MORE

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