Let’s Just Say It: Biden Has Done a Great Job with Israel
We’re watching one of the best foreign policy responses by a U.S. president in a generation. We ought to recognize it.
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1. It Doesn’t Get Better
We should just say it out loud: President Biden’s reaction to the 10/7 attack has been one of the best pieces of foreign policy crisis management by an American president in a generation.
In one week Biden has:
Given Israel moral, rhetorical, and concrete support.
Rallied Europe to Israel’s cause.
Pulled the main body of the Democratic party even further away from its radical, anti-Israel fringe.
And pushed Israel to be more attentive to humanitarian concerns in its campaign against Hamas.
Here’s how he did it: