After a decent interval, Abbas inexorably will mumble apologies, lavish praise on Trump, fire up the Palestinians’ horde of proxies, 'talk peace' with Israel, and worm his way into the administration’s good graces. When that happens, the current U.S.-Israel honeymoon will likely crash and burn, replaced by the usual bickering, where Washington wants Israelis to 'take chances for peace' and 'make painful concessions,' and they resist those pressures.
Providing for Israeli national security vis-à-vis a still-nuclearizing Iran ought never become a seat-of-the-pants 'game' – that is, the sort of stance seemingly assumed by US President Donald Trump opposite North Korea. Without any suitably long-term, systematic and deeply-thoughtful plan in place for avoiding a future nuclear war with Iran, a nuclear conflict that is deliberate, unintentional or accidental could sometime ensue.
Given the deeply entrenched institutional biases of the United Nations against Israel, we can expect that UNRWA will soon find other donors. But that doesn’t mean that the United States, which had by far been the largest donor nation, has to continuously foot the bill. The American taxpayer has other priorities than continuing to fund this corrupt and hypocritical agency.
On Wednesday night, we saw once again that our fiercest journalists are actually the lapdogs of our unelected legal fraternity, whose members share their hatred for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and their general attachment to the ideological Left.
I would like to believe that America is the moral compass of the world. That America is, in the words of John Winthrop 'That shining city on the Hill.' But it begins by remembering who our friends are.
“Commander-in-Chief” remains the President’s label, but it has been replaced by a legislated chain of command that puts the Secretary of Defense and military officers between the President and what he decides.