Friedman’s statements versus the facts.
Israeli wall precedents that should be kept in mind.
The flurry of pro-Israel activity reflects both the continuing clout of pro-Israel lobbies and the servile character of too many politicians.
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.
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.
Trump won his first state: Israel. According to an early voter exit poll by iVoteIsrael, he received 49% of the Israeli-American vote, compared to Clinton’s 44%.
Although hawkish Israelis and their like-minded allies cheer Trump, and many Palestinians and their supporters fear the prospect of Trump as US president, could a Trump presidency be a poisoned chalice for Israel and a hidden blessing for the Palestinians?