...it is safe to assume that for the next two years, Obama will do everything he can to bypass the Congress and govern by executive orders and regulations. Although much can be done in this fashion, Congress’s control of the purse strings will check his domestic agenda.And sadly, that's right, there's no guarantee he'll change his stance with Israel even afterwards. Come to think of it, he could be a problem even for other western countries. That's why Congress needs to form some kind of law that can enable them to check his foreign agenda just as much as the domestic one.
In matters of foreign policy however, Obama will be less burdened by – but not immune – to Congressional oversight. We can therefore expect him to devote far more energy to foreign affairs in the next two years than he devoted in the last two years.
This bodes ill for Israel. Since entering office, Obama has shown that his primary foreign policy goal is to remake the US’s relationship with the Muslim world. Obama has also repeatedly demonstrated that compelling Israel to make concessions to the Palestinians and empowering international institutions that seek to delegitimize Israel are his preferred means of advancing this goal.
Monday, November 01, 2010
MIDTERM ELECTIONS WON'T GUARANTEE OBAMA ABANDONS COURSE
Caroline Glick writes that even if the Republicans win in this mid-term election, it doesn't mean Obama is going to abandon course when it comes to Israel:
Posted by Avi Green at 3:52 PM