“The outgoing president set a new standard among Republicans for what it means to be pro-Israel”

For Israeli right, Trump’s Mideast legacy will outshine his last days
by Orit Arfa
January 18, 2021

…“It took a man who was not the norm, not a career politician, not a regular ‘dude’—a dude that came from being a mogul, media guy and just a character—to break a lot of the calcified lies that we’ve lived with,” said Yishai Fleisher, the American-born international spokesperson for the Jewish community of Hebron. The defamation of Trump in the media, he said, mirrors the defamation of Israeli settlers as “obstacles to peace.” Fleisher, as an advocate for Israel, deferred on judging Trump’s performance in the United States, though he thinks that patriotic Israelis will continue to like him, even personally, in part because they got the sense that he genuinely liked them. READ MORE

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