Isn't That A Laugh?
Israeli team players
Their settlement expansion plan
timing was exquisite,
Coinciding, as it did,
with Mr. Biden's visit.
With friends like the Israelis,
who needs enemies?
To get them off the West Bank?
Perhaps some dread disease
To take their egos down a peg
so they won't thumb their noses
At Biden's overtures and think
they'll always come up roses.
It's not our guarantees they want.
As usual it's our money.
So what if it's foreclosures here
if over there it's milk and honey?
They'll find their anti-Semitism
cries won't fetch the dog a bone.
The cupboard's bare enough to let
the pit bulls forage on their own.
What are they contributing?
As allies, not a thing.
They can't even come to bat,
much less take a swing.
Team players? Isn't that a laugh?
Why keep them on our side?
What's their reaction to our help?
What's the Yiddish word for snide?
How worried are the squatters?
How much do they want peace?
Rent controlled? No vacancies?
Who'll start the bidding on the lease?
To 'Unsustainable Incendiary Israel'
To 'As Biden Visits,
Israel Unveils Plan for New Settlements'
To 'Netanyahu must choose
between ideology and U.S. support '
To 'Bidenís embarrassment
is not the whole story'
To 'Middle East Quartet
urges Israeli settlement freeze'