The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

Interview with Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman: “The main negative is that there is a sense that Trump is inconsistent, and that incoherent policy decisions have reduced America’s standing in the world.”

ISRAEL AND TRUMP A YEAR LATER: HOW ARE WE DOING NOW?

BY HERB KEINON,  3.11.2017

People love anniversaries, and they love giving grades.

And amid all the hoopla this week marking the centennial of the Battle of Beersheba and 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, another more recent anniversary will be noted next week on November 8: one year since Donald Trump surprised the world by being elected as the 45th president of the United States of America.

And what a year it has been. A whirlwind year, a tempestuous year. A year of tweets and insults, hirings and firings, threats and promises, and battles with Congress, the press, and allies. It has been a decidedly unconventional year with a president the likes of which the US has never seen before.

 

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