A Defense Treaty between the United States and Israel? Just Say No https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/israel-zionism/2018/02/a-defense-treaty-between-the-united-states-and-israel-just-say-no/

Israel’s independence has indeed eroded, and it must work to regain its freedom of maneuver. A defense treaty is the last thing it should want.

February 22, 2018 | Martin Kramer
About the author: Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Walter P. Stern fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
This is a response to Has Israel Grown Too Dependent on the United States?, originally published in Mosaic in February 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier as it docks at the Haifa port on July 3, 2017. ZVULUN/AFP/Getty Images.
Charles Freilich has produced an astute and savvy analysis of the forces driving the U.S.-Israel relationship. It’s no surprise: all who know him regard him as one of the most thoughtful (and critical) students of Israeli decision-making, and his writing is a model of care and restraint.

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