Unlike career diplomats who take up new posts without any perceived bias, Friedman has no diplomatic experience but a lengthy record often expressing the most vulgar bias against Palestinians.
Unlike many Palestinian artists who dislike the idea being put into the “resistance art” box, Jarrar is a politically-engaged artist making a statement against an emerging world order of separation walls.
While Israel might gain from Trump’s election in the short-term, the Trump era will more likely expose the ugly image Israel has worked so hard to hide for two key reasons.
These myths all served to anchor a narrative of righteous nationalism, which is still potent today. Dispelling this fiction is the first step toward correcting the record.