Category: Peace Process

Reportedly, former US Secretary of State John Kerry shared intelligence about Israel’s anti-Iran covert operations with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. How much further will US officials today go to undercut Israel’s military campaign against Iran?
A political-diplomatic forecast for the year ahead: Fourth and fifth Israeli elections, a rotten new/old nuclear deal with Iran, more trouble from Trump.
A Chanukah-week trip to Dubai taught me that Israel and Jews are admired when they are strong and believing. Believe it or not, the Emiratis seem to understand – perhaps better than we do ourselves, sometimes – that loyalty to ancient heritage and national identity are a source of strength and authenticity.
The Emiratis and Bahrainis are paying the price for Israeli government malfeasance in handling Har HaBayit, the Temple Mount. The Wakf has been allowed to run wild, turning the holy site a base of hostile operations against Israelis, and now also against anybody who makes peace with Israel.
Whether Trump is reelected or replaced by Biden, many of the Trump administration’s novel Mideast policies should be adopted by the next administration, even if Democrats shrink from crediting Trump for any breakthroughs. The principles are in America’s best interests as well as Israel’s.
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