Barry Rubin, writing at PJ Media, has a lengthy prediction of what we can expect from President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel – including a run-down of probable Israeli-U.S. discussions on a variety of regional hot-spots. On the two most important issues: the Iranian menace and the “peace process,” Rubin sees no movement.
Just as the issue is not that Obama hasn’t tried hard enough on the “peace process”–he tried, failed, and will fail if he tries again–the issue is not that Obama is “anti-Israel.” The latter problem is that his Arab and Islamist strategy is damaging toward Israel, as it is also to long-term U.S. interests, regional stability, Christians, women, moderates, and others. Equally, the problem is not that the Obama Administration hasn’t been trying to stop Iran’s nuclear program but that its efforts won’t work and its approach is wasting time. So what comes next?