The story of the US and Israel special relationship is not as old as many people presume. The US and Israel special relationship is not based upon the motives that most people presume either.
In the shadow of the United States moving its embassy to Jerusalem and officially recognizing the ancient city as Israel’s capital, more than 1,000 Palestinian protesters were shot and over 60 killed by Israeli security forces in Gaza.
This podcast episode looks at the US and Israel special relationship through the decades, separating fact from myth and political agendas. We examine the scale of the US and Israel special relationship, its history, and whether or not this is actually a benefit to the global order and American foreign policy.
America’s 51st State – US and Israel Special Relationship
- If you want to learn more about the history of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, check out this series referenced within the episode.
- See also this article by Neri Zilber in the Atlantic that was referenced within the episode.