Winston Churchill (some say it was Abba Eban) said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing…after they have exhausted all other possibilities.” It is believed Churchill said or at the very least felt this way prior to the United States entering the Second World War.

I have devoted this column to try to make the world a better place. One topic I have never ventured into is wildlife conservation. I have a son who is a veterinarian, so this should be a natural fit for me.

With the barrage of untruths emanating from Mahmoud Abbas and his Authority, it is always a welcome and refreshing phenomenon when world leaders recognize and speak the truth. Pat Robertson, who passed this past week, was one such leader. He was a great friend of the State of Israel. He will be sorely missed. I am always grateful when leaders clearly state that the Jews are the rightful heirs of Israel, promised by the Almighty to the Jewish people. I appreciate it when diplomats and dignitaries point out that King Solomon’s Temple and the Second Temple stood on the Temple Mount.

There is a lot of time before the 2024 presidential election, but the core issues are taking shape now. Although the last election was won and lost over the COVID pandemic, it does not appear that this will even be one of the top ten issues even debated.

Rashida Tlaib’s insistence on pushing her Nakba lie and the UN giving its stamp of approval made me want to go back in time and review a period that seems to have been swept under the rug and forgotten. I will hit some of the highlights.

Both Democrats and Republicans have recognized that Israel stabilizes and fortifies the powder keg called the Middle East. For the past 75 years, since the establishment of the modern State of Israel, this has been true. America needs Israel and Israel needs America. It is for all practical purposes a mutual admiration society.