Democratic Representatives in the US ask US president Biden to turn back the clock on dozens of decisions by his predecessor. Some have sounded the alarm about the most extreme ones: Deny Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights, criminalize Jewish living on the liberated West Bank, etc. Those are not the worst.
Biden very well understands the ruthlessness of dictators. He has no trouble not liking terrorists like self-proclaimed leader Abbas. He will not bully Israel the way Trump did. But he’s into pleasing people. He might give in to minor requests by these lawmakers. Such ‘niceness’ might not be so innocent.
- It creates precedent.
- It can be a slippery slope.
- It emboldens Israel’s enemies.
To be reasonable, Biden needs to be ‘unreasonable.’ It’s not easy to be our ally with so much hostility around the world, in the US, and in high places. But Biden is the best ally we ever could wish for. His support for Israel sits in his bones. Just like in Pelosi.
May G^d grant them wisdom to stand effectively by their commitments to protect all Jews, and may they always find easy support for their sacred loyalties.