Why is Elizabeth Warren in Israel

Two posts on Warren today..
But if… she proves to be competent and productive on foreign policy and diplomacy.. things can very quickly change in the landscape..
Her reportedly strong support of Israel would most likely be clever politics and not her personal conviction..

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/elizabeth-warren-israel-113141.html

Elizabeth Warren’s trip to Israel and other Middle East countries is likely more an indication of the senator’s fast rise within the Democratic Party than a sign that she is rethinking her political future, longtime Democratic observers of the Massachusetts senator said Monday.

Warren is the lone lawmaker on the trip organized by the State Department and the Senate Banking Committee, of which she is a member. She will be meeting with officials from the Israeli and Jordanian governments, the Palestinian Authority, United Nations groups and USAID. Warren will also meet with troops from Massachusetts serving in the Middle East.

The Jerusalem Post reported that Warren met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday.

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7 thoughts on “Why is Elizabeth Warren in Israel

    • Seems like it..
      It sure is something more than just focusing on consumer protection and predatory lending…
      But I’m surprised at how well she’s playing this game, so far..

      At the same time, in her book she talks about how unexpectedly her life keeps changing, from a very young age….
      Could she be a major force in a Clinton WH… maybe so.

    • Oh yes indeed.. 🙂
      Maybe in a few decades it could change.. but no one has managed to really confront this issue so far.

      Which makes it a basic lesson in the typical “becoming political” thing.. something you have to accept to be able to change other things,
      paper over your own feelings,
      disappointing some folks and behaving fake at times,
      but keeping an eye on the art of the possible and on making some improvements here and there while losing your own “purity”.

      Sorry about the “tangent”, but it just reminds me of The Wire and how they portray this whole thing in such a stern, unsentimental but very beautiful way.

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