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The U.S.-Israel Relationship is Entering Once Unimaginable Territory

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For decades if there was one relationship that was inviolable in U.S. foreign policy. It was the one with Israel. Israel would not exist without the U.S. The U.S. had no more loyal and dependable ally in the vital and volatile Middle East than Israel. And there was an active domestic U.S. constituency that included American Jews and evangelicals.

Over the course of the past thirty years, Israel has tested the limits of the relationship and found that it would bend but it would not break. From the massacres in the Lebanon in the 1980s to Netanyahu’s choosing sides in US politics, going all in with Trump and the MAGA right, politicians on both sides would follow each flare up of tensions with a commitment to the special friendship between our two nations

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