A Week In Review February 17, 2017
This week we watched with anticipation the meeting between President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Trump has sent fluctuating messages on settlements and relocating the US embassy, seemingly moved by whoever spoke to him last. His endorsement of a one-state solution is counter to decades of U.S. policy and now throws the entire peace process into flux.
Trump's political appointees and nominees leave the Jewish community nervous as well. His alt-right advisor, Steve Bannon, yields great power in the Administration. Trump's choice for Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, has called Jews who don't share his ideology "kappos." The Senate will be voting next week on the nomination of Friedman, an Orthodox Jew. His lack of experience and extreme views make him a less than ideal choice for this important post.
We will continue to speak with elected officials about the importance of a bipartisan and strong U.S.-Israel relationship that will grow and prosper under any Administration. We will also fight against anti-Semitism and BDS--even if our President won't.
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