I agree that it is far past the time for “constructive engagement.” The elder Bush, for one, tried it. As to strip searches, my 70 year old aunt, a 5 foot tall dumpling, was strip searched. She inquired and was told by the American Embassy that the Israelis were mad about some visa thing.
But I would also like the good professor to comment directly on the last few years of military attacks against Palestinians. And to the argument that “constructive engagement” can also be read as “enabling behavior.”