Former U.S. Ambassador: In Wake of Trump-Putin Summit, Israel Must Protect Its Own Interests

Mark Dubowitz
17th July 2018 - Quoted by The Tower

Despite commitments from both United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to look after Israeli security interests in Syria, Israel will have to “ensure its interests are protected,”  Daniel Shapiro, the former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, wrote in an op-ed published Tuesday in Haaretz.

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In a similar vein, Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told The Wall Street Journal after the summit that Trump’s apparent belief that Putin could or would oversee Iran’s expulsion from Syria is “a delusion.”

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