Presidential trip: The symbolism succeeded, but what happens next?
Ironically, the New York Times' Iron Dome 'expose' was the worst spoiler of Obama's visit, clouding the president's assurances on Israel's security. The good news is the closeness on Iran policy between the U.S. and Israel and the absence of demands for preconditions to Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
Whenever a high ranking American dignitary visits Israel, there is concern that something will happen—new settlement building, further rocket attacks—to spoil the visit. It happened again, as President Obama was visiting President Abbas, having had a positive meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu. This time the spoiler was neither Hamas nor the settlement builders (though rockets were...
Like us on Facebook and get articles directly in your news feed