It’s been a few days since the House of Representatives voted 420-9 to approve the billion-dollar aid package for replenishing Israel’s Iron Dome rocket defense system, and hopefully emotions have cooled down just enough to allow a more sober look at this political kerfuffle.
Following the tradition of speaking to Jewish communal leaders on the eve of the High Holidays, President Joe Biden made his first such call last Thursday.
The week that has passed since Ben & Jerry’s announced their decision to stop selling their frozen goods in the Palestinian areas occupied by Israel in 1967 provided ample time to come up with puns and memes about this rare intersection of ice cream, Israel and antisemitism.
The “No Fear” rally was designed to present a Jewish community united in its concern over recent spikes in attacks and in hatred directed at Jews.
Bibi could somehow peel off a couple of wavering right-wing members from the new coalition and force another round of elections. It’s extremely unlikely, but, as opposed to storming Capitol Hill, it is a legal option.