Charles D. (Chuck) Freilich, a former deputy national security adviser in Israel, is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Belfer Center. His book, Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change, is forthcoming from Oxford.
It could secure the Zionist project by helping to sell Israelis on a peace deal with the Palestinians, and it could help to cement Israel’s long-term relationship with America.
Cracks are increasingly discernible in the famous “special relationship.” Can they be repaired? If not, could Israel’s national security survive the loss of American military aid?