Obama's Legacy on Israel

(Weekly Standard) Elliott Abrams - Just weeks before leaving office, President Obama could not resist the opportunity to take one more swipe at Israel - and to do real harm. Obama has done us one favor, which is to settle the long argument about his attitude toward Israel. No partisan of his can henceforth say with a straight face, as Thomas Friedman wrote in the New York Times in 2012: "The only question I have when it comes to President Obama and Israel is whether he is the most pro-Israel president in history or just one of the most." When the crunch came, Israelis had to turn to Egypt to try to postpone a UN vote. Think about that: there is more trust between Israel and Egypt today than between either of them and the U.S. The writer, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, was a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush administration.

2016-12-28 00:00:00

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