[Yisrael Beiteinu Leader Avigdor] Lieberman said he will only join a unity government with the two major parties. Does he mean it, or might Netanyahu be able to entice him back into a right-wing coalition? Blue and White said they would not sit in a government with Likud headed by Netanyahu — will they really insist on his departure as the price of unity, even if it means a third election?
What’s horrifying is Trump’s implication that, having recalled Ambassador Yovanovitch from post, he also intended to impose some kind of consequences on her for his displeasure at her failure to push his personal ― not policy ― agenda.
This [statement on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lack of a clear electoral victory] was ice cold, but it was the appropriate thing for Trump to do ... The relationship is always between countries, and it’s not conditioned on specific leaders being in power. Under normal circumstances, no one would have even noticed a statement like this one.
In this extremely polarized political environment, where people on either side of an issue see it as a war of all against all, and they’re willing to use any tool that comes to hand, what we’ve seen is that includes anti-Semitism. That is to the detriment of the broader cause of fighting anti-Semitism.
For many years, many of us in this [national security] field have raised the question of, "Why aren’t there more women speaking at this conference?" Or, "Why aren’t there more women around the conference table in the [Situation] Room?" The answer often is, "I couldn’t think of any." At this point, given the growth of women’s presence in the field, that is an inadequate answer.
The risk of releasing an economic vision without the accompanying political vision is that it will smell to many Palestinians, and perhaps others in the region, like another attempt to buy off core Palestinian demands.
One [interpretation] is that [Pompeo's comment on the status of Golan Heights] relates to the content of the Trump peace plan ... The other is that it relates to what will happen if the Trump peace plan is not accepted.