For Israel, the Task is to Work Even Harder to Keep Old Friends and Reach Out to New Ones

Israel’s continued success in global affairs will disprove the deluded claim that the Jewish state is isolated in the world. It’s also the right strategy.

Benjamin Netanyahu talks to Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe on August 10, 2016 in Jerusalem. RONEN ZVULUN/AFP/Getty Images.

Benjamin Netanyahu talks to Togolese president Faure Gnassingbe on August 10, 2016 in Jerusalem. RONEN ZVULUN/AFP/Getty Images.

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Nov. 21 2016
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Eran Lerman is vice-president of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies and teaches Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Shalem College.


Arthur Herman’s essay, “Everybody Loves Israel,” comes as a breath of fresh air amid the pummelings being administered by the United Nations and the BDS movement and the dirge-like laments of friends about the Jewish state’s growing isolation as it courts a fate worse even than apartheid South Africa’s.

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