Without moving into the political-social complexities that await us and the brand new authorities, it’s price reminding Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz of a number of international coverage ideas that even the polarized incoming authorities can settle for.
Several primary truths bear repeating:
1. Israel’s pure place is amongst liberal democratic states. In latest years, Israel has strengthened its relations with more and more authoritarian regimes (in Hungary, Brazil and different nations) with which it seems to really feel fairly comfy.
Israel’s energy lies in a mixture of shared values and long-term pursuits, and not in short-term pursuits alone. True, our liberal pals are sometimes essential of us, however since when does Israel concern criticism?
2. Relations with our strategic ally, the United States, have to be mended rapidly. Israel’s intimate relationship with the Trump administration broken ties with the Democratic Party and undermined its standing within the American public area the place it had at all times loved spectacular bipartisan help.