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Israel and the UN
The Bipartisan Israel Consensus Holds
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  • Shahar Luft

    I hope you are right. But there are too many indicators that things are moving. There’s a generation change in America and the reshaping of political camps, with Palestine becoming a leftie thing, and therefore hype. Moreover, explicit antisemitism itself is becoming ‘non-partisan’, with openly expressed hate on both sides, and the Jews’ bargaining position within USA politics dwindling by the year. All this will register in foreign policy platforms, sooner or later.

    Another angle is the degree to which political affiliation in both countries is gradually fusing together. Bibi is a Republican as much as he is a Likudnik, Edelson is controlling media in both places, and within the Hebrew message boards support for the USA candidates splits along local party lines. While Democrats are turning against Israel, the Israeli rightwing, which you can expect to be dominant for quite a time, is developing a deep contempt of Western progressives. Things are not looking good at all.

  • FriendlyGoat

    The thing about the “sustainable two-state solution” is that it only exists in the present form. Israel has its reasons for not sacrificing security and not impeding its own growth. Islamic countries and the Islamic religion itself have their reasons for keeping the controversy alive. No one is going to negotiate anything meaningful—–except that countries like Eqypt, Jordan and Lebanon (and perhaps Saudi Arabia) may conclude that some measured alliances with Israel on measured subjects are better than trusting anyone in “more radical” Islam. That is a “kind” of progress.

  • Kev

    Jews account for some 60% of all donations to the Democratic party, so what do you expect? It’s a Jewish party.

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