The President must communicate clearly to Congress, the American people, and the world—exactly what our objectives are, both long and short, establishing a unified vision for the future of Syria.
There is an uncomfortable similarity between current events in East Jerusalem and what transpired throughout Europe during WWII. Many Israeli “activist” citizens see the injustice and are standing proudly against it—a testament that some learn lessons, but not all. President Obama is visiting Israel very shortly, and I hope that he addresses this issue directly with our very special allies.
Because Israel is in this front line position, they have the potential to involve the entire United States, their largest benefactor, in a War that we may not want to be in. The United States alone will decide whether or not we declare War against Iran, and we cannot afford for Israel to usurp that decision without serious ramifications.