I completely agree, Israel always was what it is right now. It seems opposition to Israel is gaining steam amongst these “establishment bellwethers” because opposition to extreme right-wing politics has become trendy since Trump ran for President. Unfortunately trends fade and when push comes to shove and another neo-liberal Clinton/Obama type is in office we will get a taste of the true character of these bellwethers.
Side note, ten years ago when Rothkopf smeared people for slamming the Israel lobby I was attending the same college as his daughter. Thank God I didn’t meet her. I’m Palestinian-American.