The tragic musical that is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is full of strange melodies. On a good note, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California tweeted urging Israel not to demolish the Palestinian village of Susiya. On a late note, John Kerry was recently recorded saying Israel’s leadership doesn’t want peace, and warning of the possibility of violence because of it. Maybe this candor would’ve been useful if said out loud at the beginning of his term as Secretary of State? Ok, we’ll take midway of his term too. And on a hilarious note, the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on National Security held a circus (or is it spelled ‘hearing’?) about whether the US should move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem. It was a circus because some of the clowns (or is it spelled ‘witnesses’?) testifying, including some pretty extreme pro-Israel voices, from Morton Klein of the Zionist Organization of America to AEI’s Yosemite Sam (or is it spelled ‘John Bolton’?).  Florida’s Ron DeSantis kicked off the hearing with references to “The Arab Occupation” of Jerusalem and Israel’s “liberation” of it in 1967. And you thought Twitter was the only place politicians troll.

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