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In the Jewish/Israel realm and many political talk shops around the world (until Hong Kong, Venezuela or something else serious erupts), the big story is Israel’s sudden reversal and decision to bar entry to two hard-core anti-Israel Members of Congress, Rashida Tlaib (D – MI) and Ilhan Omar (D -MN).

In mainstream media and in liberal Democratic circles (the two are closely linked), Israel is getting battered. Even organizations like AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee, which are generally sympathetic to Israeli perspectives, the criticism is particularly harsh. Prime Minister Netanyahu is being attacked for bowing to Trump’s pressure and agenda, for short-sightedness by endangering long-term American support, and for using this opportunity to bolster his own campaign in the upcoming election rerun. These are reasonable guesses, although not more.