Pardon us if this week’s Action Update feels like you’ve heard what we’re saying before. We assure our faithful readers that we’re not recycling old material. Sadly however, it appears the Biden administration is doing just that when it comes to American policy towards Iran.
Golda Meir, who served as Israel’s Prime Minister from 1969–1974, once made a rather controversial statement, “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” The average Palestinian or Arab parent loves their children the same as we do. But in today’s Action Update, you’ll see how a variation of that quote makes sense: Peace will come when the Palestinian leaders love their people more than they love themselves.
We start this week with the unwelcome but not-so-surprising news that hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money is being sent to one of the of the UN’s worst programs. We also thought it worth mentioning that there is a real fear that the Biden administration is sadly slipping back into its old habits when it comes to Iran. Finally, we wrap things up by bringing you news of yet another state legislative victory.
In this week’s Update we are pleased to open with some tremendous success on the state front. We’ll then delve into some recent events in the Middle East. And finally, we take a moment to reflect on the commemoration and celebration that Israelis are engaged in this week.
In this week’s Update, we focus on a core issue with the Biden administration’s approach to foreign policy: their failure to back up words with actions. This failure stretches into a number of arenas with which Israel’s supporters are concerned, but this week we’ll focus on Team Biden’s interactions with the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
In recent weeks, the Update has been largely focused on events in Washington and state capitals around the country. This week, we broaden our view a bit and go from Washington to Ramallah, and from Tehran to Beijing, as we bring you the latest information relevant to Israel’s supporters across the country.
This edition of the Update could be titled the good, the bad, and the ugly, just not that in order. But no matter what the news, we offer it, straightforward, unvarnished and without hesitation.
In this week’s Action Update we focus on Iran and West Virginia. These two places are both literally and figuratively pretty far apart, but this week the Islamic Republic and the Mountain State sit at the nexus of American foreign policy.
In this week’s Update we address the International Criminal Court (ICC) joining the international community’s tradition of unfairly targeting Israel, the Palestinian people’s less than great choices in their upcoming (maybe) election, and try once again to end with a bit of good news.
As longtime readers of the Action Update know, there’s so much going in Washington during any given week that we generally avoid devoting an Update to one singular subject, let alone one singular individual. But this week, we’re deviating from our traditional approach and devoting the entire Update to the nomination of Colin Kahl to serve as President Biden’s nominee for Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Department of Defense. Below we offer a non-comprehensive overview of Kahl’s positions on issues of import to the CUFI Action Fund.