The sacrifice of a lamb by Jewish religious nationalists was an awkward reminder of the tight spot Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is in as it tries to balance the competing religious claims over arguably the world’s most combustible shrine.
The Jewish community worldwide is broken into pieces. There’s no reason to expect our favorite Jewish holiday will be exempt.
In one arena Trump has been decisive, methodical and thorough to a degree that’s utterly out of character. That arena is climate change.
We have a president in the White House who is at minimum an unwitting beneficiary of this foreign warfare. At worst, he’s a foreign agent.
Unlike the president he serves, Jason Greenblatt may have the gravitas to make progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Unlike parliamentary democracies, which can dissolve legislatures and dismiss prime ministers at will, the U.S. Constitution makes removing a president a national trauma. The process is meant to ensure stability. It worked for 229 years. But the Founders didn’t fathom the likes of Trump.
The reality is that we don’t know what to do about Trump, which only adds to our shock.
The foreign minister of Saudi Arabia said on Sunday, February 19, that 2017 “will be a year” in which “progress can be made in the Arab-Israeli conflict.”
If Democrats want to remove Trump from the White House, they must decide that it is more important than protecting the specific policies they been fighting for over the past half-century or more.
Across the country, wherever they gather, Jews seem anxious and afraid. They’re afraid for America. They’re afraid for Israel. And, to an alarming degree, they’re afraid of each other.