Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

Coming soon - Trump in Israel. The JPost has a terrific write-up of plans for Trump's arrival in Israel that looked at only slightly from afar reads like the treatment for a great film comedy. The Israelis seem to be laying out the red carpet in spades (how's that for two cliches and a mixed metaphor at once?). Donald will be staying, of course, at the King David (yes, I've stayed there, lucky me) with its fantastic view of the Old  City. Trump, not surprisingly, is taking over the entire place. The Israelis at first thought they would have to prepare food for our president, but apparently he is bringing it all on Air Force One. But fear not, it will be kosher, because of Jared and Ivanka. Trump will be making the first visit to the kotel (aka the Western Wall) by a sitting president. Some people are wondering if Netanyahu will accompany him, making some kind of political statement out of that. Seems overblown to me. As is the question of when the US Embassy moves to Jerusalem, evidently an extremely expensive endeavor. We would want our best facilities there for obvious reasons. What's on everybody's mind now, as it should  be, is Iran. America is switching sides to the Sunnis from the Shiites. Israelis couldn't be happier. Bye-bye, Barack. (Not Ehud Barak)