May 19, 2017

The Middle East's Optimistic About Trump's Visit. He Just Has to Stay On-script

As President Trump heads out on his first trip abroad, his administration is in full meltdown mode engulfed by one scandal after another. But in the Middle East the story is different.Optimism about the Trump Presidency reigns supreme. 
In the Arabian peninsula, Trump’s style of personal diplomacy has been a welcome change from Obama’s more aloof approach. His reliance on family for advice, and willingness to overlook questions of human rights for harder security concerns, appeals to these partners. For Israelis, Trump passes the “kishkes test”, building a good rapport with Prime Minister Netanyahu, and speaking a language they can relate to.

Read the full article at Haaretz.