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Results Provide a Fresh Start
Americans decisively voted to move our country
in a new direction by repudiating President Obama’s failed policies. I returned to the Senate to
tackle the big issues we face and pass along a stronger America to the next generation.
my great frustration, Harry Reid effectively shut down the Senate during the last four years, stifling
debate and blocking proposals that did not fit his narrow political agenda.
change in leadership provides a fresh start and an opportunity to move forward much-needed measures to
strengthen our economy and spur job creation.
Attacks on Israeli PM Disgraceful
anonymous Obama Administration official recently directed vulgar insults at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu during a media interview.
verbal assault on an important friend in the Middle East damages our efforts in a critical region at
a critical time.
As a former ambassador,
I have managed disagreements between allies. Frank
exchanges can become fraught, but they should not erupt publicly, and they should never descend to the
personal. In less than a month, the results of long negotiations with Iran over its dangerous nuclear
program likely will be announced.
At that time, the United States and Israel must
stand together, as sustainable support for any agreement will require a united front. A strong response
to failed negotiations or faulty results also will require a consensus between our countries.
An enormous amount
is at stake for both the United States and Israel. Now is not the time for snarky name calling between
allies, and anonymity only makes it worse.