Clueless in Gaza

New Republic editor in chief Martin Peretz sketches out the likely impact of a Kerry presidency on Israel resulting from “the ramifications of [Kerry’s] foreign policy in general, especially his fixation on the United Nations as the arbiter of international legitimacy, proctor of that ‘global test.'” In his penultimate paragraph, Peretz writes:

Bush’s empathy for the government in Israel is particularly remarkable, because empathy was altogether foreign to both Bush pere and his secretary of State. One can only imagine the horror of George H.W. and Baker (to whom the current president may actually owe his office) in seeing the inheritor become a true ally of Israel. Yet there it is. And with his understanding of


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