In Cairo nearly eight years ago, President Obama looked and sounded presidential. With elegance and grace, he expressed his vision of a future built on mutual respect between the United States and Arab and Muslim countries.
But the group was silent on Trump's proposed ban on Muslims.
Waging a relentless verbal war of warnings and threats against Iran since at least 2010, Bibi Netanyahu too has mobilized equal doses of bombast, self-importance and drama. Granted, as the leader of a nuclear Middle Easter power, the Bibi has far more impact than The Donald.
Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss.
As I analyze the complaints about the impact of the deal, it appears that the major complaint is the fact that there is a deal at all.
If a deal is announced on June 30, America must remember whose hands we are shaking. These are the hands of a regime that holds an American journalist in deplorable conditions with no due process.