Further Cooperation with Israel Can Help America Address Its Strategic Challenges in the Middle East

Nov. 11 2019

According to the Pentagon’s most recent National Defense Strategy, the U.S. must shift from focusing on counterterrorism to responding to the threats of hostile states; at the same time, the document acknowledges that the threat of jihadist terror has not abated. For assistance in dealing with the latter, write Bradley Bowman and Andrew Gabel, Washington should look to Jerusalem:

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More about: Israeli Security, U.S. Security, US-Israel relations, War on Terror

Political Paralysis Could Leave Israel at the Mercy of Economic Crisis

July 15 2020

With unemployment skyrocketing and the government contemplating renewed lockdowns in the face of a second wave of the coronavirus, Israeli Treasury officials have been working to craft a fiscal plan to pave the way to economic recovery. But the budget has been stalled by the rivalry between the current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and his primary coalition partner Benny Gantz, who is scheduled to replace him in November 2021. Haviv Rettig Gur explains the impasse, and why it matters:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Coronavirus, Israeli economy, Israeli politics