Curran: If Israelis Can Unite As They Fight for Survival, Why Can't the GOP

Photo: AFP

The images that trickle out of Israel continue to highlight the bitter tensions between the region’s lone democracy and Hamas as it fights for survival. Meanwhile, in Washington, Republicans still can’t decide who will be the next Speaker of the House. The mess on Capitol Hill is not as dire or life-threatening as the Gaza Strip, but according to former Nassau Couty Executive Laura Curran, they do go hand-in-hand. Speaking on 710 WOR’s Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning program, Curran feels the situation in the House can and must be resolved before we solve the world’s problems.

“My concern is that the Republicans are supposed to be in power,” an exasperated Curran told Berman and Riedel, “[but] they can’t pick a Speaker… lovely Senator Tommy Tuberville- sounds like a children’s book- is holding up very important military appointments. We still do not have an ambassador in Israel. We haven’t had an ambassador in Egypt for a year and a half- think of how important Egypt is right now bordering right on Gaza… This dilly-dallying and this internal fighting is, I‘m concerned, going to give our adversaries, Iran, Russia, China (comfort).”

Curran pointed out how Israelis put their differences aside quickly in recent days for the good of their nation’s survival as a lesson for Americans. “This is not good. We need to be a very strong America. We’re not going to always be united. We have two parties, we’re not going to agree, but we have to be united. Israel got their act together; you could say they were even more chaotic than we were recently, with the protests and the judicial changes that were very controversial, it was really driving a wedge. They came together. They have a unity government, they are united. This is time now for America to do the same thing.”

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content