The Future of Jerusalem and the Prospects for Palestinian Unity
Israel and Palestine in the shadow of the election: What do Americans want Obama and Trump to do?
Reviving the stalled reconstruction of Gaza
Past U.S. administrations were also slanted toward the Israelis, but what’s different today is that the usual mitigating factors in decision-making, such as American national security interests and the desire to at least appear even-handed, no longer seem to be present. Instead we have domestic politics and ideology in their purest form dictating U.S. policy on this issue. Even Israeli military officials have weighed in against cutting aid to UNRWA, because they know that there are security implications on the ground to such a decision. But this doesn’t seem to be a factor in the Trump administration’s thinking.
I’m honestly surprised we haven’t seen a full-blown war yet. It’s only a matter of time... There’s no international initiative of any kind that can get us out of this mess.