USCPR Executive Director, Yousef Munayyer, speaks to Newsweek about Netanyahu and Trump’s attempts to support each other as each faces waning support and snowballing scandals:
“Trump and Netanyahu, two leaders who have long shared much in common, can now add to this list that both of them are surrounded by legal investigations and scandals that might bring their political careers to an abrupt end. Both are looking to the other for some sort of support which they can use to shore up domestic backing as they navigate the legal jeopardy they are embroiled in,” Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told Newsweek.
“Netanyahu wants to show Israelis that no Israeli can handle the US-Israel relationship better than himself. Trump wants to show his base that he continues to enjoy Netanyahu’s approval which is important because the Israeli Prime Minister is revered in the American political right,” he added.