War hawks from both parties are criticizing Trump after he announced troop withdrawal from Syria, which will be a disadvantage for Israel. However, due to President Trump’s strong commitment to Israel, it is difficult to imagine that the President will follow through with the removal of US troops. We shall see.
The sanctions are not only targeting Iran but every country which does business with Iran. The US announced it would send additional troops along with enhanced air and missile defense systems to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in response to the attack on Saudi oil facilities, which the US has blamed on Iran.
The bill gives state and local governments the ability to penalize companies that boycott Israel. Companies that oppose Israeli occupation of Palestine will go out of business when they lose government contracts. Both parties in 26 states have passed laws against companies participating in boycotts against Israel.