The Arabists at the State Department have a long history of trying to extract concessions from Jerusalem against Israel’s best interests with the intention of extracting ever more concessions in order to harm and undermine the Jewish state. This goes back all the way to when the US tried to force Israel to withdraw from areas conquered in excess of the 1947 UN Partition Plan, later the plan to force Israel to cede the Negev to Egypt and of course in 1956 when the US forced Israel to withdraw from the Sinai without obtaining a peace treaty. This long history of picking on Israel and trying to extract concessions that harm Israel has a long and sad pedigree at the State Department. Do I need to point out that harming Israeli security is certainly not conducive to American interests and rather leads to war and instability in the region? The Arabists at the State Department who are driving this anachronistic push for extracting reckless concessions from the Lapid government are instead harming and undermining American interests.