Bow Down to Pharaoh

Both hilarious and amazing. At the Adelson audition this weekend in Vegas, Chris Christie used the utterly uncontroversial term “occupied territories” to basically argue that Israel should retain the territories for security reasons – not bad for appealing to hyper-Zionist maximalist right-wing Christians and their sprinkling of right-wing Jewish supporters. But he then had to personally apologize to Adelson for using the term.

Like I said, amazing and comical and ridiculous. Both Adelson’s power and the need for any Republican to kow-tow to the most extreme variant of right-wing pro-Israel opinion that all the land west of the Jordan is part of the Israeli state proper.

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