The Real Debate Over Israel Is Going On Behind Closed Doors

From a Michael Schaffer Capital City column on politico.com headlined “The Real Debate Over Israel Is Taking Place Behind Closed Doors”:

Amid news of vast in-house dissatisfaction with the Biden administration’s Israel-Palestine policies, Washington is getting all the umbrage and sense of betrayal that accompanies a leaked internal divide — but none of the benefits that flow from a strenuous public debate.

Consider the fallout from my colleague Nahal Toosi’s report this week about State Department staffers signing a formal dissent cable. The political reaction was a pretty good Rorschach test of America’s ideological divide.