Unsurprisingly, the executive and legislative branches of the U.S. government do not always see eye-to-eye on Israeli-Palestinian affairs. Will Trump’s White House be different?
The flurry of pro-Israel activity reflects both the continuing clout of pro-Israel lobbies and the servile character of too many politicians.
A miracle of Biblical proportions notwithstanding, it is also a fight Israel is destined to lose. Once Israel’s defeat in Washington is formalized, the costs are going to be significant.
Is Palestinian identity an invention? The answer, however, is self-evident—of course it is. American, Chinese, German, and Israeli identities are inventions too. All national identities are invented. Nations do not exist in nature; they exist only in our minds.