When President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meet today at the White House, they will have an opportunity to start undoing twelve years of damage and setbacks to the U.S.-Israel alliance.
What can Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and President Biden do to avoid the pitfalls of Obama and Netanyahu’s first meeting?
Mideast experts weigh in on whether America’s credibility as a reliable partner has been tarnished among U.S. allies.
Chanan Weissman served as Obama’s Jewish liaison in the last year of his second term.
With the appointment of Professor Deborah Lipstadt as the new Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism, attention will focus on the Biden Administration’s plans to confront the persistent scourge of antisemitism which has increased in the wake of the COVID pandemic and the recent conflict. She will have an enormous task taking on the global reach of this age-old hatred, even as others will need to address the challenge of antisemitism here in the United States.
Four years ago, a group of prominent female foreign policy and national security officials who served in the Obama and Clinton administrations met regularly for lunch to lament the lack of women in senior government positions. The meetings, described by one of the attendees as ‘kvetch’ sessions, led to the creation of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security in 2019.
“The recent attacks on the Jewish community are despicable, and they must stop,” President Biden said.
Michael Oren, the former ambassador to Israel called Nides, “irreverent, hard-working, highly intelligent, and warm.”
Trump showed that full-throated support of Israel is not just moral, it is good policy as well, bringing peace and stability in its wake.
‘The region has a tendency of imposing itself on the American agenda in the most brutal ways’ said one policy expert.