Accession Number:

AD1024465

Title:

Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Congressional Research Service Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-01-06

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

For decades, strong bilateral relations have fueled and reinforced significant U.S.-Israel cooperation in many areas, including regional security. Nonetheless, at various points throughout the relationship, U.S. and Israeli policies have diverged on some important issues. Significant differences regarding regional issuesnotably Iran and the Palestinianshave arisen or intensified since 2009, during the tenures of President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.1Since the 2016 U.S. election, a number of developments involving President-elect Donald Trump, the Obama Administration, Israeli leaders, and various other actors including Members of Congress have arisen. These developments have already affected U.S. policy in relation to Israel or may affect it following Trumps inauguration truncated

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE