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U.S.-Israel Relationship


Thomas R. Nides: Another clueless American Ambassador to Israel? by Alex Grobman, Israel National News, April 10, 2022

US Amb. Nides’ statement on the Palestinian Arab Terror attacks in Israel omitted the word “Palestinian.” Should we be surprised?

‘A defense pact with the US wouldn’t be worth the paper it’s written on’ by Nadav Shragai, Israel Hayom, March 7, 2022

Experts talk to Israel Hayom about the disadvantages to a formal defense alliance with the US, which they say would far outweigh any possible advantages for Israel.

Is the U.S. Ready for Israel to Fully Be Part of the Middle East? by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, March 24, 2022

Iran talks highlight Israel’s failed US policy by Michael Makovsky, The Jerusalem Post, March 2, 2022

The Biden Administration’s Stealthy Success by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, February 10, 2022

Moving backwards by Shoshana Bryen, Jewish News Syndicate, February 4, 2022

The United States has returned to its earlier position as a neutral party between Israel and the Palestinians. It needs to be is an honest broker.

Mind the Expectations Gap by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, December 16, 2021

Trump quotes confirm what we saw: He never quite bought Netanyahu’s Palestinian line by David Horovitz, The Times of Israel, December 12, 2021 (also hear audio, 18’23”, with Times of Israel military correspondent Judah Ari Gross and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur)

In bombshell interviews with journalist Barak Ravid, candid, ruthless ex-US president shows how readily he could be won over… and how swiftly he could turn from ally to adversary.

The Twin Gambles Undergirding U.S.-Israel Relations by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, November 4, 2021

It is all about Iran by David M. Weinberg, The Jerusalem Post, October 29, 2021

Biden is braying about Jerusalem, Palestinians, and settlements mainly to force Bennett into submission regarding Iran. He is signaling to Bennett: Shut-up about the nuclear deal and don’t you dare try to scuttle it, or else the US will make your life miserable on the Palestinian front.

The Senate is setting a dangerous precedent with Iron Dome funding by Michael Makovsky, The Hill, October 25, 2021

The Foreign Minister’s Visit by Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker, October 12, 2021

Why the US really wants a Palestinian consulate in Jerusalem by Eugene Kontorovich, Israel Hayom, October 7, 2021

The Biden administration knows it does not have domestic support to completely “unrecognize” Jerusalem, so it is catering to far-left demands by undoing the natural consequences of recognition.

Bipartisan Support for Israel Is Broken—Here’s How to Fix It by Asaf Romirowsky, The National Interest, September 30, 2021

The United States and Israel need a reality check on the alliance and a better understanding of the politics and culture in both Jerusalem and Washington.

The Aftermath of the Iron Dome Vote by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, September 27, 2021

Memo to Progressives: Israel’s Iron Dome Saves Palestinian Lives, Too by August Pfluger and Michael Makovsky, Newsweek, September 26, 2021

America’s relationship with Israel is stronger than ever by Jack Rosen, The Times of Israel, September 27, 2021

5 Things You Need to Know About Israel’s Iron Dome Defense System and Those Who Voted Against It, AJC, September 24, 2021

Is U.S. Aid a Threat to Israel? by Michael Oren, Tablet, September 23, 2021

The IDF is addicted to credits for shiny new American weapons. But the strategic price may be too high.

In the thick of it: A conversation with Ambassador Ron Dermer led by Ethan Bronner, Jewish Telegraphic Agency, September 13, 2021 (see also Israel Hayom Interviews Ron Dermer by Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom, September 13)

Forging the American-Israeli Alliance of the Future by Jonathan Schanzer, Newsweek, September 3, 2021

Israel Officially Moves to CENTCOM, The Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs (JINSA), September 2, 2021

Blinken and Netanyahu: Ships Passing in the Night by Shoshana Bryen, Jewish Policy Center, May 28, 2021

Americans Shifting against Israel? Check History by Mitchell Bard, Jewish News Syndicate, May 26, 2021

What The U.S. Should Be Doing Right Now by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, May 20, 2021

The Simplification of a Non-Simple Issue [U.S. security assistance to Israel] by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, April 29, 2021

Policy Reversals and Leaks Undermine Peace by Shoshana Bryen, Newsweek, April 13, 2021

Don’t cut or condition US military aid to Israel by Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D‑FL) and Michael Makovsky, The Hill, March 19

Biden and Congress must act against calls to condition aid to Israel by Charles Perkins and Jonathan Ruhe, The Hill, March 3, 2021

Don’t Call Me, I’ll Call You by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, February 18, 2021

It’s Time for Biden to Call Netanyahu by Jonathan Schanzer, The Dispatch, February 16, 2021

What To Do When Israel Is Not the Center of the World by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, February 11, 2021

Resetting the Board by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, January 28, 2021

Restoring American Bipartisan Commitment Towards Israel: A Moral Duty and Strategic Necessity by Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), January 23, 2021

It is possible to restore American bipartisan backing for Israel. Therefore, it is important to avoid being too identified with President Trump, despite Israeli gratitude due to him for many of his policies. Bonds between Israel and American Jewry should be bolstered; bridges should be built to both sides of the aisle in Congress; and US defense establishment support should be solicited. All this, in view of Israel’s need to influence decisions in Washington on matters vital to its future.

Bolstering U.S.-Israel Defense of Shared Interests: An Agenda for the Biden Administration, Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), January 25, 2021

Dangerous Conditions: The Case Against Threatening Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge, Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), December 16, 2020 (see also: New report urges bipartisan consensus on US aid to Israel, Jewish News Syndicate, December 16, 2020)

Israel can’t contain Iran alone. It doesn’t have to. by Daniel Shapiro, The Washington Post, December 5, 2020

At the end of the day, the United States and Israel do not have to agree on everything, but it’s in their mutual interest to coordinate their approaches on Iran.

Politics at Home and Politics Abroad by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, November 19, 2020

How Israelis and Palestinians Can Start Off on the Right Foot by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, November 12, 2020

Israel’s Eleventh Hour Mad Dash by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 15, 2020

The Use and Misuse of Leverage by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 8, 2020

Helping Israel Swallow the Pill of the F-35 Sale to the UAE by Benjamin Weil, The Algemeiner, September 4, 2020

The New Center of Gravity on Annexation by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, July 9, 2020

I am the architect of the U.S.-Israel police exchange. Don’t believe the lies. by Steven L. Pomerantz, The Forward, June 19, 2020

Accusations That Israel to Blame for US Police Brutality Are Untrue and Antisemitic, Expert says by Benjamin Kerstein, The Algemeiner, June 10, 2020

Why Israel Is the Ideal Ally for This Moment by Michael Makovsky and Charles Perkins, Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), Newsweek, May 27, 2020

U.S. Aid to Israel Is a High-Yield Investment by Dr. Frank Musmar, The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,578, May 24, 2020

America and Israel face numerous shared challenges, including terrorism, weapons and nuclear proliferation, cyber warfare, and the spread of radical Islamist ideology. America can consistently depend on the beacon of stability represented by democratic Israel in the turbulent Middle East, where the two countries share the same national and homeland security concerns: the megalomaniacal vision of Iran’s ayatollahs, the threat of Sunni and Shiite Islamic terrorism, and the critical security requirements of vulnerable pro-US Arab regimes. Israel also invests heavily in the American economy and is one of the top 20 suppliers of direct investment in the US.

The Perils of Sacrificing Sovereignty to Gain Sovereignty by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, February 6, 2020

JINSA to ‘Post’: Defense pact wouldn’t restrict Israel freedom of movement by Omri Nahmias, The Jerusalem Post, December 6, 2019

JINSA [The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs] has been working for a few months on a draft for such a treaty, which has gained the support of Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Video: Amb. Ron Dermer at JINSA 2019 Fall National Leadership Conference (1:06’37”), November 21, 2019

Aid to Israel keeps America safer by James Sinkinson, Jewish News Syndicate, November 12, 2019

Our support of Israel is an investment first and foremost in our own security, and linking it to the Palestinian conflict is a serious mistake.

U.S.-Israel Security Cooperation Is A Win-Win by Shoshana Bryen,, November 6, 2019

The US-Israel relationship, revisited by Naomi Chazan, The Times of Israel, November 4, 2019

When supporting Israel contradicts core American values of equality, justice, tolerance, and liberty, the traditional US automatic financial backing can’t last.

The Shifting Ground of Conditioning Aid to Israel by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 24, 2019

The Layers of Israel’s Trump Mistake by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 17, 2019

The Israel Angle to Trump’s Syria Sellout by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, October 10, 2019

A U.S.-Israeli Defense Pact: How to Ensure that Its Advantages Outweigh Its Disadvantages by Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Issue Brief Vol. 19, No. 15, September 19, 2019

US-Israeli missile defense cooperation sends clear message to foes by Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer, The Hill, August 5, 2019

Innovations in the U.S.-Israel security alliance by Seth Frantzman, Tablet, July 9, 2019

Cutting-edge Israeli defense technology has become increasingly critical to American military operations

A US-Israeli Defense Treaty? A Noble Idea, But Neither Desirable nor Practical by Efraim Inbar and Eran Lerman, The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security, June 26, 2019 (See also For a Narrow U.S.-Israel Defense Pact, JINSA Gemunder Center’s U.S.-Israel Security Policy Project, Jewish Institute for National Security of America, July 30, 2019)

The need to assign American soldiers to fight with Israel might undermine Israel’s popularity in the US and constrain its freedom of action.

The Emerging Political Costs of Partial Annexation by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, June 13, 2019

It’s Time to End US Blank Check Military Aid to Israel by Peter Beinart, The Forward, May 20, 2019

The Most Pro-Israel President Ever by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, April 25, 2019

How Arafat Helped Establish Israel As The Major US Ally In The Middle East That It Is Today by Bennett Ruda, Daled Amos, March 18, 2019

The myth of the pro-Israel lobby by Steve Israel, The Hill, March 13, 2019

Israel: America’s Ally by the Numbers by Jonathan Honigman, Jewish Policy Center, Winter 2019

Ilhan Omar is wrong. It’s about Christian Zionism, not AIPAC’s Benjamins by Sam Goldman, The Washington Post, February 12, 2019

Trump’s Purely Political Israel Glasses by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, Koplow Column, January 17, 2019

Syria is the wrong issue for a pro-Israel fight with Trump by Evelyn Gordon, Jewish News Syndicate, January 3, 2019

Asking America to keep soldiers anywhere for Israel’s sake violates a sine qua non of both the Israeli ethos and the bilateral alliance—that Israel defends itself by itself.

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 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,, December 13, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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,, 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

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

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

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

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

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

A 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

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

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

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

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

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