Netanyahu’s fateful week may become his moment of truth


Assessment: Two days ago Israel’s Knesset passed a repeal of clauses in the 2005 Disengagement Law which ordered the evacuation of four Jewish settlements in the northern West Bank, part of the law that saw Israel withdraw from the Gaza Strip …

The moment of truth has arrived. The gloves are off and the Biden administration is headed full speed for confrontation with Israel that could send bilateral relations down a time tunnel back to the lows of the “reassessment” from late 1974 to the summer of 1975 or the crisis over construction in Ramat Shlomo that overshadowed the visit of then-Vice President Biden in March 2010.

But while these severe crises were focused on specific issues and didn’t spill over into all dimensions of the American-Israeli alliance, this time we are talking about an amalgam of several controversial issues that have risen to the surface at the same time and which threaten not only the commonality of values between the two allies but also the importance of Israel as a strategic asset for the United States in the Middle East.

“For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him; There! A people dwelling alone, Not reckoning itself among the nations.” Numbers 23:9

Netanyahu's fateful week may become his moment of truth

Specifically, extraordinarily grave pronunciations by senior administration officials – with regard to the annulment of the Disengagement Law (which appears to violate the Israeli agreement at the recent Sharm el-Sheikh summit to freeze building permits in the settlements for a period of four months), comments by Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich about the recent events at Hawara and the inexistence of a Palestinian people, and of course the extensive judicial reform – encompass both political and normative aspects.

Therefore, they constitute a direct threat to the long alliance between Washington and Jerusalem. They also diminish the chances that the Biden administration will return to the region as a mediator between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

The administration has been ready to renumerate Riyadh by supplying advanced weaponry as an incentive to the Saudis to join the Abraham Accords, fully and publicly. And as if all that were not enough, the “Missionary Bill” tabled by United Torah Judaism (Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has in the meantime expressed his reservations about the bill) that would make any form of proselytization a criminal offense has made things even worse yet.

Read the article @ Israel Hayom HERE


  1. I say again this evening, I will bless those who bless you and curse him who curses you.

    Britain, in 1947 at the UN abstained on the vote to give the Jewish people their Biblical and rightful homeland, Israel.

    Within a year the largest, most wealthy, most powerful and most universally successful empire the world has ever known began to disintegrate, Today, a little more than seventy years on there is nothing left and Britain is a sold out bankrupt ruin.

    Be careful of the things of God.

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