The proposed move of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is the result of calculations made by the remarkably ill-informed group surrounding him. This team lacks any serious knowledge or understanding of the Middle East.
In Friedman, Trump has nominated a person who represents the opposite of the positions of the West's Middle East policies.
Trump's speech at AIPAC this week was a significant step for him on the way to calming Jewish and Israeli fears surrounding his candidacy.
The Palestinian people are surprised when the leaders of America demand that they be brave, and offer concessions to reconcile with their occupiers. They are surprised when they are told to accept the Israeli government’s desire for the Palestinian side to offer concessions on Jerusalem, the Temple Mount, the right [Read more]
The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to recognize that Jerusalem-born Jews who hold U.S. citizenship were born in Israel, as the Supreme Court refuses to recognize that Israel includes Jerusalem.
The U.S. Supreme Court was thus simply conforming to international law and specifically to the status of Jerusalem [...] relating to the historic partitioning of Palestine.
Many American politicians are coming to the conclusion that unconditional support for Israel is detrimental to U.S. interests.