February 15, 2017

Trump to greet Netanyahu by abandoning '2-state' doctrine

By Michèle Flournoy

Source: Politico

Journalist(s) Michael Crowley

Benjamin Netanyahu has never had it so good in Washington.

After eight years of visits to an Obama White House where he was seen as a political adversary and an obstacle to Middle East peace, the Israeli Prime Minister will be greeted at the Trump White House on Wednesday like a beloved old friend — and as a welcome distraction from headlines about Russia and the sacking of national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Netanyahu has known both Trump and the family of Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, for over a decade. His ambassador, Ron Dermer, has developed a close bond with Kushner, and was spotted walking near the White House with Trump’s senior adviser, Stephen Bannon, on Tuesday. On Thursday night, one of Netanyahu’s staunchest supporters, the billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, dined with Trump at the White House.

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  • Michèle Flournoy

    Chief Executive Officer, CNAS

    Michèle Flournoy is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).  She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from Febr...