We haven't seen the full reporting of Vice President Biden's meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu yesterday, but there is more than enough to talk about without it. Like the fact that there wasn't a huge settlement announcement greeting him on the tarmac this time around. And like the drama and hilarity of the most recent spat between President Obama and Netanyahu that somehow left AIPAC without a headliner. And the seriousness of Vice President Biden arriving the same day an American student was stabbed and killed in Jaffa, which is just one incident in the escalating frequency of terror attacks. And then we also have Jeffrey Goldberg's sweeping  assessment of "The Obama Doctrine" in The Atlantic. Leaving non-Israel related content aside (there's a lot of it), President Obama seemed to be all over the map on Israel, saying on the one hand he'd consider it a "moral failure" if he didn't defend Israel, and on the other hand at the beginning of his first term he reportedly questioned why the U.S. should continue to guarantee Israel's "qualitative military advantage." Obama's presumably all-over-the-place thoughts on Israel are a pretty good indicator of what his policy has been, which is why we're having a hard time tying all of this week's Israel news together in one snark.

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