As his feud with Trump erupts, John Bolton goes from pro-Israel hero to 'John who?'
July 3, 2020
WASHINGTON (JTA) — In 2015, the Zionist Organization of America gave John Bolton a standing ovation when he said he wanted to be U.S. president. In 2018, the ZOA gave him its Defender of Israel Award.
This week, Bolton is about as far away from the presidency as he’s been in his life, and the ZOA doesn’t appear interested in defending him. Nor does the broader centrist and right-wing pro-Israel community, which lobbied for Bolton just 3 1/2 years ago to be secretary of state.
Bolton is dominating headlines this week with his new tell-all book, “The Room Where It Happened,” in whic...