Posted on: February 2, 2021 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

In my latest piece for The New Arab, I look at the early days of the Joe Biden administration, and what they forecast for U.S. policy on Israel and Palestine. The outlook is not very promising, although after four years of Donald Trump, it will obviously be a vast improvement. Indeed, I argue that the danger is that Trump has set the bar so low that any engagement at all is going to be celebrated, even if it is no more than a rehash of three decades of failed “peace process” policy.

I find some hope in some Democratic responses to Israel’s shameful neglect of its responsibilities to vaccinate Palestinians under its occupation against COVID-19, but the bland statements from Biden and his team cannot help but leave the impression of going back to what has failed in the past so badly.