Stuart Eizenstat held high positions in the White House and the Treasury, State, and Commerce Departments during his forty-plus years of public service. Currently, he is head of the international practice at Covington & Burling LLP and co-chair of the board of directors for the Jewish People Policy Institute.
Articles & Testimony
Neither Donald Trump nor Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib should be allowed to undermine bipartisan support for America’s closest ally in the Middle East.
Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, and it stands as a bulwark against radical Islamist threats, whether coming from Iran or ISIS. From this standpoint, values and interests have made Israel an American interest—not a Republican or Democratic interest. Politics can be fickle, and being a bipartisan interest has been critical to Israel’s standing in this country. True, at times one party or the other might have been more sympathetic toward Israel. But the important point is that the fundamental nature of Israel being nonpartisan was always sustained...