“It was probably inevitable. Even Donald Trump’s most ardent admirers in Israel understood that it was always a package deal.

“Strong support for Israel’s position on issues with political resonance in the United States – Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Iran deal – was bestowed by a president with a well-documented history, in his long business and entertainment career and his short political rise, of a Me First-America First ethos and a total disregard for the concerns of others, even those in his own camp.

“But that foreknowledge does not lessen the sting…”

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