Isabel Kershner, writing in The New York Times, claims the “aboveground fences and sections of concrete wall [that] run along and through parts of the West Bank” are “a legacy of Palestinian suicide bombings during the second intifada.” But she fails to note many observers’ contention that due to the fact 85 percent of the barrier runs inside the occupied West Bank, Israel’s construction of it appears to be far more of a land grab than anything to do with security.
The president has escalated fights in eight countries: Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Ukraine, North Korea and now Afghanistan. Now his supporters are wondering what happened to ‘America First.’
President Donald Trump acknowledged on Monday night that the new Afghanistan strategy he unveiled is a reversal of his long-held objection to the very idea of having a U.S. military presence in the country. But in announcing