Obama's Red Lines
Jennifer Rubin at Commentary is mad at me:
Many thanks to Jeffrey Goldberg, both for taking a reader's question "paraphrasing" me as to whether there is "any red line for [him] vis-a-vis Obama and Israel?" and for again demonstrating that there is apparently nothing Obama can do that would offend a certain segment of American Jewry....
I have many red lines, of course, when it comes to the question of Israel's survival, and readers of this blog know this. I want Israel to remain a Jewish-majority democracy, I don't want it to be a pariah, in part because pariahs don't survive, and I want Israel to protect itself from the threat posed by Iran. I think Israel must be ready to compromise on questions related to the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, and to settlement expansion on the West Bank, precisely because these other issues are so important.