In my latest piece for Responsible Statecraft, I check in on Joe Biden’s planned trip to Israel next month and how Israel’s behavior in recent days–including murdering Shireen Abu Akleh, desecrating her funeral, storming a hospital in East Jerusalem, and announcing the biggest addition to West Bank settlements since Biden took office–are making it more and more difficult for Biden to continue his uncritical commitment to Israel.
Sure, he’ll find a way to persevere. He has never hesitated to sacrifice his or his country’s credibility or position to defend Israel (or corporate interests, or opposition to anything that helps people, but I digress). But it’s harder now and it’s complicating efforts to forge the united military and political front that was the point of the Abraham Accords. I sum it up at Responsible Statecraft.