Conservative Review: Mark Toner, the acting State Department spokesman and an Obama administration holdover, announced Wednesday that Michael Ratney, former U.S. consul to Jerusalem, will now take point on the Middle East conflict.
Martin Indyk — former U.S. ambassador to Israel who had been described as the Obama administration’s “anti-Israel apologist” — praised the appointment, tweeting that Ratney was a “valued member of Kerry’s peace team.” more
Opinion: Ladies and gentlemen, In the far left corner wearing black, white, green and red gloves is the pro-Palestinian anti-Israel lightweight Mark Toner with his trainer Michael Ratney.
In the right corner wearing blue and white pro-Israel gloves is the Jewish heavy weight champion David Friedman and his trainer Jared Kushner.
Judging this fight to the finish is Almighty God.