By Arlene Bridges Samuels, AllIsrael—
For an American Christian Zionist like me who married into the Jewish tribe, my adjustment to the new dynamic of a Biden administration is challenging.
I’ve been deeply immersed-and privileged-to work professionally on behalf of Israel for almost twenty years. It has now dawned on me that I am living in a sort of “political exile.”
In the last four years, I rejoiced in President Trump’s momentous and rightly enacted policies toward Israel. Due to his initiatives in the 2020 historic Abraham Accords, which miraculously reshaped the greater Middle East, he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Unlike President Trump, Democrats are already re-visiting the strategically flawed Iran deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, (JCPOA) rammed through by Obama, Biden, and Kerry.
Not that Mr. Biden is unfriendly toward the Jewish state. While not a senator who initiated a lot of legislation to strengthen the US-Israel relationship, he has a positive track record in his Senate votes.
And Biden has known every prime minster since Golda Meir and supported Israel’s security aid.
Yet, each time I read that Biden is restarting down the road to an Iran deal, my nervousness takes over.
When he hired Wendy Sherman, the same key negotiator who cinched the 2015 Iran Deal, I found myself praying, “Lord, I do hope she and her team have learned lessons on how to negotiate strategically.”
If they conduct the Iran talks without understanding the overarching religious dimension of Iran’s Imams, it would be an enormous oversight. And underestimating the Iranians’ skill in diplomatic chess moves will once again result in more nuclear green lights for the theocratic Imams. Continue Reading…..