The push for sanctions on the Brotherhood is the latest of several significant foreign policy decisions by Mr. Trump that appear to have been heavily influenced by talking to autocratic foreign leaders.
Israel’s prime minister is quick to call out threats from Muslims, though.
When the Israeli cabinet voted in February to put into effect a law freezing part of the tax revenues Israel transfers to the Palestinian Authority every month, it was dismissed a cynical election stunt. But the election is over, the freeze is still in effect and, day by day, is bringing the PA closer to collapse.
“Israel is trying to deport Human Rights Watch’s Omar Shakir, claiming democratic states have every right to defend themselves. The only problem? Israel is neither democratic nor acting in self-defense,” writes Hagai El-Ad.
Israel has refrained from taking simple steps that would have an immediate and direct effect on the well-being of residents of Gaza and the Gaza economy.
Last Saturday Omar Yunes, 20 years old, died of his injuries. He died in Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva, as a prisoner under guard, according to the instructions of the Shin Bet security service. His brother tried for a week to obtain an entry permit to Israel to be by his side, in vain.
Israel minimized on Tuesday the fishing zone for Gazans from 15 nautical miles down to six, after a rocket fired overnight Monday landed in Israeli waters.