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U.S.-Israel Relationship

Resources:

Why Does Israel Matter? by Facts and Logic About the Middle East (FLAME), November 2018

Shared ideological and spiritual values make the U.S. and Israel ideal allies, but Israel also gives us priceless military, political and technological benefits.

What Does A Democratic House Mean For Israel? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, November 7, 2018

Beating back Iranian aggression by supporting Israel by Michael Makovsky and Charles Wald, The New York Daily News, September 25, 2018

How the U.S. Should Wish Israel a Happy 70th Birthday by ADM James Stavridis, USN (ret.) and Michael Makovsky, Bloomberg, May 8, 2018

To counter Iran, Washington should raise the Jewish state’s intelligence clearance and speed up promised military aid.

How Harry Truman Crossed His Own State Department to Recognize Israel in 1948 by Efraim Karsh, Mosaic, April 16, 2018

The US Is Now Supporting Israel in Both Word and Deed by Mitchell Bard, The Algemeiner, April 4, 2018

Understanding Israel’s love affair with Trump by Evelyn Gordon, JNS, March 14, 2018

Netanyahu’s Self-Constructed Trump Prison by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 8, 2018

Audio: Americans and Israel (24’36”), AJC Passport, February 2018

Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at The Brookings Institution, on the bipartisan consensus on Israel

The US-Israel Honeymoon May Not Last by Daniel Pipes, Washington Times, February 6, 2018

How Not to Measure Americans’ Support for Israel by Tamara Cofman Wittes and Daniel Shapiro, The Atlantic, January 26, 2018

It’s true that the issue has become politicized. But Americans are far more divided on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict than they are on Israel itself.

What Mike Pence Just Did in Jerusalem by Aaron David Miller, Politico, January 23, 2018

The Trump administration has fused itself to Israel more than any in American history.

How Long Could Israel Survive Without America? by Chuck Freilich, Newsweek, July 14, 2017

Trump’s Treacherous Trip by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, May 18, 2017

Are Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts Not Getting Enough Credit? by Adam Basciano, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, March 15, 2017

What to Expect from the Netanyahu-Trump Meeting by Ilan Goldenberg, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, February 13, 2017

A Five-Part Plan for Trump to Rebuild US Relations with Israel by Gregg Roman, The Hill, January 27, 2017

What Aid to Israel Buys America by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 24, 2017

What a Trump Presidency Will Mean for Israel by Ilan Goldenberg, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, January 18, 2017

Out With the Old, Divest This, January 16, 2017

Out with the old, in with the new by Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, Israel Hayom, January 13, 2017

Kerry on Israel: An Alternate Universe by Omri Ceren, The Daily Beast, December 29, 2016

David Friedman Is A Symptom, Not A Cause by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, December 22, 2016

The Myth of Linkage by Alex Grobman, JewishPress.com, December 13, 2016

Truths for Trump by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, December 9, 2016

Will Trump and Netanyahu Make the America-Israel Relationship Great Again? by Lee Smith, Tablet, December 7, 2016

PEOTUS is stacking his cabinet with friends of the Jewish State, but the geopolitical realities of Iran, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and ISIS may complicate his Middle East policy, whatever it turns out to be

Israel Puts the Spike Missile on its Apache Helicopters by Shoshana Bryen and Stephen Bryen, Jewish Policy Center, November 17, 2016

Trump and Israel, now what? by Herb Keinon, The Jerusalem Post, November 9, 2016

The unexpected, improbable, against-the-odds victory Tuesday of Trump over Hillary Clinton undoubtedly shocked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem as much as it shocked the world.

Calling Congress: The U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding by Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center, September 15, 2016

US-Israel Relations: Beyond the $38 Billion by Prof. Jonathan Rynhold, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 366, September 27, 2016

Scenes from the U.S.-Israel Funhouse by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, September 22, 2016

Ungrateful Israel owes the US a simple thank you by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, September 18, 2016

Nobody put a (US-funded) gun to our heads. We chose to sign the $38 billion military aid deal. We should stop moaning about it.

Can Obama buy the love of his pro-Israel critics? by Nahal Toosi and Bryan Bender, Politico, September 13, 2016

The Invaluable U.S.-Israeli Alliance by Yair Lapid, Foreign Policy, August 23, 2016

U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding: An Unbalanced Deal by Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center, August 11, 2016

Israel-U.S. Ties Are Going to Get Stronger by Ron Dermer, The Times of Israel, July 10, 2016

National best interests by John Golan, The Jerusalem Post, July 9, 2016

There is a long-standing pattern of the US benefiting from Israeli innovations.

Grand Strategy for Israel by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, July 8, 2016

Funding Israel’s Missile Defense – and America’s by Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center, June 23, 2016

The Party’s Over for Pro-Israel Dems by Jonathan S. Tobin, Commentary, May 24, 2016

When to Say Yes to $3.7 Billion by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Matzav Blog, May 12, 2016

U.S. Investment in – not Foreign Aid to – Israel by Yoram Ettinger, inFocus Quarterly Volume X No. 2, Spring 2016

The Double Edged Sword of the Qualitative Military Edge by Jordan Chandler Hirsch, Israel Policy Forum Matzav Blog, April 11, 2016

Remarks at AIPAC Policy Luncheon for Rabbis and Cantors, Deputy Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken, March 21, 2016

Lo and behold, Americans support Israel by Jeff Robbins, The Times of Israel, March 24, 2016

Video: Bob Cohen Remarks and Truman-Jacobson Relationship (9’03”), AIPAC Policy Conference, March 2016

Biden in Israel: a Reset in Diplomatic Ties? by Gabriel Mitchell, Israel Policy Forum, March 15, 2016

Obama and the daylight between US and Israel by Benjamin Weinthal and Asaf Romirowsky, The Hill, March 18, 2016

Israel Gives Much More to the U.S. Economy Than You Imagined by Aaron Menenberg, The Tower Issue 36, March 2016

From Israel, America receives unusually high amounts of investment; helpful and profitable technologies and services; and advancements in science, agriculture, the environment, and healthcare that improve the quality of and, in some cases, quite literally save our lives. Our exports to Israel create jobs in America. Through Israeli innovations and collaboration, our scientists and medical professionals become smarter and more effective at their jobs, and our agriculture and environmental sectors become more efficient and productive. The impact of the alliance is as wide as it is deep.

Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Slams Obama’s ‘Atlantic’ Interview by Ruthie Blum, The Algemeiner, March 10, 2016

Scenes from a Marriage by Amir Tibon & Tal Shalev, The Huffington Post, November 12, 2015

The worst relationship between a U.S. president and an Israeli prime minister ever—as autopsied by the people closest to them.

Bibi’s Excellent Washington Adventure by Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy, November 11, 2015

Obama’s Chance to Reinvent the U.S.-Israel Defense Relationship by Matt Spence, Defense One, November 8, 2015

“The defense relationship with Israel makes America safer. Israel has the military and intelligence capabilities of no other nation in the Middle East. It provides the U.S. critical intelligence, joint military exercises, and technology. Defensive technological cooperation can find better ways to shoot down enemies’ missiles, defend against cyber attacks, and detect weapons smuggled through tunnels on Israel’s border.”

Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli DivideIsrael: Security Asset for the United States by Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center, July 16, 2015

How Israel Got Taken by Michael Doran, Mosaic, July 1, 2015

No Way To Treat An Ally by Gary Rosenblatt, The Jewish Week, June 17, 2015 [see also From Clooney to Clinton: 20 revelations from Michael Oren’s new book by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, June 17, 2015 and video, Michael Oren Interviewed by Daniel Pipes (60’04”), Free Library of Philadelphia, June 24, 2015]

First interview: Former Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren has written a devastating insider’s account of White House distancing from Israel.

Rabbi Obama’s tough love by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, June 4, 2015

No, Mr. President, you don’t fully understand our fears by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, June 3, 2015

Don’t just blame Israelis for seeing danger where you see possibility, as you did in your latest TV interview. Work to give us a tangible basis upon which to rebuild our hopes for a peaceful future

In Search of the Real Barack Obama by David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy, June 1, 2015

A conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg on why he thinks “the most Jewish president we’ve ever had” is having such a tough time in the Middle East.

A Critique of Obama’s Understanding of Israel by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, June 1, 2015

What the president gets wrong about Israelis, Palestinians, and Iranians, according to a former Israeli intelligence official [Yossi Kuperwasser]; a follow-up to ‘Look … It’s My Name on This’: Obama Defends the Iran Nuclear Deal by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, May 21, 2015

The U.S.-Israeli Relationship Is Fraying, but Won’t Fail by Aaron David Miller, RealClearWorld, May 26, 2015

The Coalition Time Out by Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy, May 12, 2015

Israel watchers have been expecting icy relations between Obama and Bibi to worsen — but the post-election period may offer an unexpected thaw.

Spirit of Israel lives in Democratic Party by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, The Hill, March 30, 2015

The United States should recognize the state of Palestine by Matthew Duss and Michael A. Cohen, The Washington Post, March 27, 2015

Israel, Jews, and the Obama Administration by Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media, March 8, 2015

Why Obama hates Netanyahu, and vice versa by Haviv Rettig Gur, The Times of Israel, March 3, 2015

The enmity between the two leaders over the Iran deal is at a fever pitch, but it is an older and deeper loathing that will not end no matter how that crisis is resolved

The Real Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Lies Ahead by Steven J. Rosen, The Washington Times, March 1, 2015

Seven in 10 Americans Continue to View Israel Favorably by Lydia Saad, Gallup, February 23, 2015

Why Netanyahu broke publicly with Obama over Iran by David Ignatius, The Washington Post, February 19, 2015

The United States and Israel at a Crossroads, Foundation for Middle East Peace, February 19, 2015

Obama changes the subject by Richard Baehr, Israel Hayom, February 13, 2015

Past U.S.-Israel disagreements on israeli security never ruptured the relationship, Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office, February 10, 2015

Trash Talk Diplomacy, US-Israel Relations, and Iran by Jeffrey Herf, The Times of Israel, February 1, 2015

Why Netanyahu is right to go around Obama to Congress by Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post, January 26, 2015

Obama joins the Mearsheimer-Walt team by Richard Baehr, Israel Hayom, January 21, 2015

Undiplomatic Talk From Michael Oren by Gary Rosenblatt, The New York Jewish Week, December 10, 2014

The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, October 28, 2014 (see also rebuttal by Joel Pollak and analysis by Jonathan Tobin)

The Obama administration’s anger is “red-hot” over Israel’s settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama’s understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming.

Obama administration’s unprecedented outburst against Israel by Isi Leibler, Word From Jerusalem, October 8, 2014

Hyperbole and Reality in Assessing the State of the U.S.-Israeli Partnership by Benjamin Runkle, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA Viewpoints, October 6, 2014

The root causes and dire consequences of US-Israeli mistrust by Haviv Rettig Gur, The Times of Israel, September 1, 2014

Jerusalem and Washington blindsided each other during the Gaza war, and their dysfunctional ties now threaten Israel’s sought-after diplomatic and psychological victory over Hamas

The “Disengaged” President Punishes Israel by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, August 15, 2014

Why the US Opposes Israel on Gaza by Rabbi Kaufman, We Are for Israel, August 11, 2014

What Was He Thinking? by Michael Doran, Mosaic, August 6, 2014

By seeking reconciliation with Iran, Washington alienates its allies and contributes to ever greater mayhem in the Middle East.

Ebbing support for Israel among key groups stirring alarm by Ron Kampeas, JTA, August 5, 2014 (see also Are millennials turning away from Israel? by Niall Stanage, The Hill, August 9, 2014)

Israel’s Winning Hearts And Minds by Jonathan Mark, The Jewish Week, July 23, 2014

Polls show major U.S. groups backing Israel

Video: The United States, the Jewish State, and the Future of the Middle East (1:00’09”) Jeffrey Goldberg interviews Amb. Michael Oren, The Aspen Institute, June 27, 2014

Israel’s Economic Impact on the US by Sherwin Pomerantz, The Times of Israel, June 19, 2014

12 ways the US administration has failed its ally Israel by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, June 3, 2014

Kerry may be ready for his Jim Baker moment by Alon Pinkas, Al-Monitor Israel Pulse, April 23, 2014

Money, Politics and Israel’s Defense by Shoshana Bryen, Gatestone Institute, March 7, 2014

Obama to Israel — Time Is Running Out by Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg View, March 2, 2014 (see also analyses by David Horovitz and by Alexander Joffe)

John Kerry: Not an equal opportunity threatener by David M. Weinberg, Israel Hayom, February 3, 2014

What Crisis in US-Israeli Relations? by Steven L. Spiegel, Roll Call, January 21, 2014

For Obama, Iran Talks Are Also About Testing the Limits of American Jewish Power by Lee Smith, Tablet, November 20, 2013

“In Washington, the president and his allies are using the nuclear issue to drive a wedge between Israel and its U.S. interlocutors.”

What Is the U.S. Position Regarding the Legality of Israeli Settlements? by Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, October 28, 2013

TheTwo-Way US-Israel Street  by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom, October 11, 2013

Infographic – Asset Test: How the U.S. Benefits from Its Alliance with Israel by Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, October 2013

How the U.S. Gains from the Israel Alliance by David Pollock and Michael Eisenstadt, JTA, June 19, 2013

Israeli politicians form new caucus to track the U.S. relationship by Ruth Eglash, The Washington Post, June 18, 2013

Current Limits of U.S.-Israel Security Cooperation by Shoshana Bryen, Gatestone Institute, March 8, 2013

The End of the Forty-Year Peace Between Israel and Arab States by Robert Satloff, The New Republic, December 4, 2012

Why U.S.-Israel Ties Just Got Warmer by Jonathan Schanzer, CNN.com, November 28, 2012

Friends with Benefits: Why the U.S.-Israeli Alliance Is Good for America by Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock, Foreign Affairs, November 7, 2012

The U.S.-Israel Relationship: What’s Love Got to Do With It? by Steven A. Cook, Council on Foreign Affairs, October 3, 2012

The Crisis of the Obama-Israeli Alliance by Jonathan S. Tobin, inFocus Quarterly, Fall 2012

How the United States Benefits from Its Alliance with Israel by Michael Eisenstadt and David Pollock, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, September 2012 [pdf]

Israel and the U.S. Are Natural Allies by Daniel Gordis, The New York Times, August 23, 2012

Back to the U.S.-Israel Future by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, July 26, 2012

Where Obama failed on forging peace in the Middle East by Scott Wilson, The Washington Post, July 14, 2012

Talking Points [on Obama-Netanyahu relationship] by Steven J. Rosen, Foreign Policy, March 2, 2012

Video (2’46): How Israel supports US security, US Embassy in Tel Aviv, February 1, 2012

Poll: Majority thinks MKs should consider Diaspora by Ruth Eglash, The Jerusalem Post, January 23, 2012

More About “Foreign Policy’s” Israel Slurs by Evelyn Gordon, Commentary, January 16, 2012

Video: Israel & 2012: A panel discussion with former Israeli Consul General Alon Pinkas, former State Department Advisor Aaron David Miller and former National Security Council Senior Director Michael Doran, Israel Policy Forum, January 11, 2012

How Is Obama’s Middle East Policy Endangering Israel? Let Me Count the Ways by Barry Rubin, Rubin Reports, December 12, 2011

Shared Security, Greater Stability – the U.S., Israel, and the QME, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA Report #1125, November 18, 2011

ADL Poll: The American People Remain Strongly Supportive of Israel, Anti-Defamation League, November 10, 2011

Ensuring Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge, Remarks by Andrew J. Shapiro, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, US Department of State, to The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 4, 2011

Israel: A Strategic Asset for the United States by Robert D. Blackwill and Walter B. Slocombe, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, November 2011

The Ties that Bind by Yoram Ettinger, Israel Hayom, September 22, 2011

Why Obama Is Losing the Jewish Vote by Dan Senor, The Wall Street Journal, September 14, 2011

He doesn’t have a ‘messaging’ problem. He has a record of bad policies and anti-Israel rhetoric.

Obama’s Unexpected Pro-Israel Speech by Mitchell Bard, The Jewish Chronicle, June 24, 2011

What Accounts for Israel’s Popularity in Congress? by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic, June 6, 2011

Much ado about Netanyahu by Jeff Jacoby, The Boston Globe, May 29, 2011

The Dreamer Goes Down For The Count by Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest, May 25, 2011

Obama vs. Netanyahu, Round Three by Daniel Pipes, National Review Online, May 24, 2011

Obama Is the Most Hostile Sitting U.S. President In the History of Israel by Anne Bayefsky, FoxNews.com, May 24, 2011

George Friedman: The Coming U.S. Disengagement With Israel, January 2011

White House Down in Middle East by Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest, May 14, 2011

Why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Will Speak to Congress by Barry Rubin, Pajamas Media, April 28, 2011

The Ultimate Ally by Michael Oren, Foreign Policy, April 25, 2011

Is Obama Abandoning Diplomatic Support for Israel? by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post, April 12, 2011

The U.N. veto and the real headline by Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post, February 18, 2011

How to Lose Friends and Not Influence People by Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, February 18, 2011

America Pressures Israel Plenty by Leslie H. Gelb, Foreign Policy, January/February 2011

Obama’s Mistaken Palestinian and Israeli Priorities by Asaf Romirowsky, inFocus Quarterly, Winter 2010

Obama’s double-or-nothing moment in the Middle East by Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post, December 8, 2010

“As I have pointed out before, the settlements are mostly not material to a deal on a Palestinian state, since both sides accept that the majority of them will be annexed to Israel in exchange for land elsewhere. The issue has become an obstacle in large part because of Obama’s misguided placement of emphasis on it, which forced Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to embrace a hard line.”

Obama Causing America’s Stature in the Middle East to Deteriorate: Heavy-handed U.S. intervention has stalled the Arab-Israeli peace process by Mortimer B. Zuckerman, US News & World Report, October 15, 2010

Obama and the Coming Palestinian State by John Bolton, The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2010

U.S. Recognizes Israel as a Jewish State, US State Department, October 12, 2010

We have recognized the special nature of the Israeli state. It is a state for the Jewish people. [….] [A]  core demand of the Israeli Government, which we support, is […] acceptance by the region of the existence of the state of Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people and that is what they want to see through this negotiation. We understand this aspiration and the prime minister was talking yesterday about the fact that just as they aspire to a state for the Jewish people in the Middle East, they understand the aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state of their own.

Letter? What Letter?, The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, JINSA Report #1028, October 1, 2010

Barack Hearts Bibi by Barry Rubin, The Rubin Report, September 2, 2010

Still Connected: American Jewish Attitudes about Israel, Brandeis University, August 2010

Has U.S. Policy on Israel Changed Since the July 6 Obama-Netanyahu Summit? by Zalman Shoval, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 10, No. 6, August 17, 2010

The Peace Process Story So Far: Israel’s Cooperation with the US by Barry Rubin, Rubin Report, August 3, 2010

Israel: Not Just a Strategic Asset, But a Strategic Bonanza by Robert Satloff, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, July 20, 2010

Israel: A U.S. Strategic AssetNear East Report, June 24, 2010

The Strategic Foundations of the US-Israel Alliance by Caroline B. Glick, Jewish World Review, April 23, 2010

U.S.-Israel Relations in Crisis: A briefing by Steven J. Rosen, Middle East Forum, April 21, 2010 [includes audio recording]

Power, Faith, and FantasyA Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations: Have We Been Here Before? by Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, JCPA Issue Brief Vol. 9, No. 23, April 8, 2010

When Israel Stood Up to Washington by Daniel Pipes, FrontPageMagazine.com, April 6, 2010

The Conflict Between the US and Israel Must End Now! by Alan Dershowitz, The Huffington Post, April 1, 2010

Will Barack Obama Ignite the Third Intifada? by Daniel Gordis, The Jerusalem Post, March 26, 2010

The Peace Process in Our Time, Jewish Current Issues, March 25, 2010 (Interview by Gideo Rose, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, with Ehud Yaari)

The Netanyahu Diaries: What Israel’s prime minister really thinks by Bret Stephens, The Wall Street Journal, March 23, 2010

Why Obama is waging war on Israel by Caroline B. Glick, Jewish World Review, March 19, 2010

For Israel and America, a Disagreement, Not a Crisis by Michael B. Oren, New York Times, March 17, 2010

Israel and the Crisis With Obama by John Bolton, The Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2010

The Crisis: Was Obama’s confrontation with Israel premeditated? by Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic, March 16, 2010

American Credibility at Stake in Showdown Over East Jerusalem Construction by Hillel Halkin, The New York Sun, March 16, 2010

Biden’s Israel Visit and Its Aftermath: The Importance of Maintaining Strategic Direction in U.S. Middle East Policy by Robert Satloff, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, PolicyWatch #1642, March 15, 2010

Obama’s dangerous overreaction on Israel by Anne Bayefsky, The New York Daily News, March 15, 2010

How Quick They Forget: A Short History of U.S. Policy and Israeli Construction in East Jerusalem by Barry Rubin, Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, March 14, 2010

A two-way street: Admiral Mullen’s visit reaffirms US-Israel ties based on mutual strategic interests by Yoram Ettinger, YNetNews.com, February 22, 2010

Is Barack Obama More AIPAC Than J Street? by Steven J. Rosen, Foreign Policy, February 17, 2010

A Comment to President Obama by Yaacov Lozowick, Yaacov Lozowick’s Ruminations, January 24, 2010

Next, Locusts?: The abject failure of the Obama administration’s Middle East policy by Elliott Abrams, The Weekly Standard Vol. 15, Issue 9, November 16, 2009

How Obama Lost the Middle East by Walter Russell Mead, The Daily Beast, November 10, 2009

The End of the Beginning by Robert Satloff, The New Republic, September 28, 2009

Obama’s impossible ambition by Benny Morris, The Guardian, September 11, 2009 (The US president’s intention to bridge the divide between Israel and Palestine is bound to fail)

Listen Up: The arrogance of the advice-givers by Barry Rubin, The New Republic, September 11, 2009

Tough love for Israel?  Imposed Solution?  The Ignorant Arrogance of the Advice-Givers by Barry Rubin, Rubin Report, September 7, 2009

Obama administration’s approach to Israel and its neighbors is ill-conceived by Nevet Basker, Seattle Times, September 3, 2009

Family Feud: Six ways that Obama can regain Israeli trust by Yossi Klein Halevi, The New Republic, July 28, 2009

Why Won’t Obama Talk to Israel? by Aluf Benn, The New York Times, July 27, 2009

The President Takes a Hard Line on Israel by Mackubin Thomas Owens, The Wall Street Journal, July 24, 2009

Tough Love Is No Love at All: Why Obama’s approach to Israel is collapsing rapidly By Steven J. Rosen, Foreign Policy, July 21, 2009

Obama’s opening gambit, Middle East Strategy at Harvard (MESH), July 16, 2009

U.S. Presidents Support a Jewish National Home in Palestine – Eretz-Israel by Eli E. Hertz, Myths and Facts, July 14, 2009

Cut Bibi Some Slack: Why Obama’s hard line on Israeli settlements is counterproductive by Steven J. Rosen, Foreign Policy, July 1, 2009

Public Opinion Toward Israel by Mitchell Bard, Jewish Virtual Library, June 17, 2009

U.S. Policy on Israeli Settlements by Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 9, 2009

U.S., Israel Share Strategic Goals by Dore Gold, The Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2009

The New Israel and the Old: Why Gentile Americans Back the Jewish State by Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs, July/August 2008

Global U.S. Troop Deployment, 1950-2003 by Tim Kane, Ph.D. The Heritage Foundation, Center for Data Analysis Report #04-11, October 27, 2004 (There were approximately 100,000 American service men and women stationed abroad every year from the end of the Cold War to 2000, before the Afghanistan and Iraq war.  Virtually none of these have been in in Israel, hence Israel’s larger defense aid package.)