May 18, 2017
Trump's visit to Israel should be easy. He's made it hard.
Journalist Sarah Wildman
In just a few short months, Donald Trump has already damaged his relationship with Israel so badly that what should have been a victory lap through one of America’s closest allies will instead be a march through a minefield of the president’s own making.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way. When Trump chose to include Israel among his first foreign destinations, he surely assumed Jerusalem would be the easiest leg of a grueling nine-day, multi-country foreign sweep: the fulfillment of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s deepest desires with the arrival of a sympathetic-minded Republican president, a chance for an easy Trump administration win, and a celebration of shared vision.
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