Posted on: January 15, 2023 Posted by: Mitchell Plitnick Comments: 0

If one thing has characterized the Biden administration’s policy toward Palestine and Israel, it has been the minimal departure from the policies of Donald Trump. Outside of partially restoring some of the paltry aid we give the Palestinians, precious little has changed materially, despite some threadbare rhetoric to the contrary.

One of Trump’s last acts in office was to switch the regional command group that included Israel from Europe (EURCOM) to the Middle East and South Asia (CENTCOM). It’s the sort of bureaucratic-sounding move that few pay attention to, but it mattered, and Biden has just shown how it will deepen the US’ involvement with Israel and expand their ability to drag us into a war if the Israeli government so chooses. I explore in my latest at Mondoweiss.