Israel trusts Americans but does their elected leadership trust ours

The Middle East’s only Parliamentary Democracy is in the final days of forming their new coalition government under the leadership of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu.

If anyone suggests they know the final outcome, I can assure you based on my first 36 hours in Jerusalem this week, no one knows. The week began with a briefing by President Shimon Peres.

At the top of the foreign policy list is President Obama’s upcoming trip followed by the confirmation hearing of Sen. Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. I’m asking the questions and will post answers when I get them. 

US Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro told us last night that Obama favors a “two states solution” with Palestine.

After him, Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke and restated his strong position on the red line with respect to Iran.

I have till Friday to observe this process up close and bring the thoughts of new and experienced elected officials, ambassadors and those involved to The Conversation and my SiriusXM Patriot audience nightly. The guest list will be updated daily. 

More to come…

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