The Perfect Pharaonic Storm

As we prepare to celebrate the defeat of Pharaoh and the liberation of our ancestors, my heart is extremely heavy.  Over the past two weeks, I have become increasingly alarmed by what appears to be a blatant attempt by Washington to strong arm Israel into conceding land, security, and prisoners to the Palestinians. Washington began this attempt last week, attacking Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu for building in Jerusalem.  After the White House publicly, repeatedly,   and harshly asserted that this building was severely threatening the peace process and the US-Israel relationship, many, including some of the White House’s closest supporters, urged the President and his administration to tone down the rhetoric and criticism of Israel.  Our own Congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, reminded the world that within days of the White House’s chastising of Israel, Islamic militants began, once again, to fire missiles into Israel – killing a man.  Referring to…