Monthly Archives : September 2019

Israel and John Bolton’s departure


  US National Security Advisor John Bolton’s departure from the White House has been the source of considerable concern in Israel. For decades, the veteran diplomat and former UN ambassador has been among the most powerful supporters of a strong US-Israel alliance in Washington. During his tenure as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, Bolton worked steadily on expanding US-Israel…

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Strengthening the US-Israel alliance


Should Israel and the US sign a mutual defense treaty? Every few years, this question is raised. And every few years, it is set aside. In 2000 then prime minister Ehud Barak made signing a mutual defense treaty with the US a central component of his national security strategy. That year, as Barak sought to sell the public his plan…

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