Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama
Thursday, October 15, 2015 08:00 AM to 09:15 AM
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When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and an ironclad commitment to Israel's security. Today, America's ties to Israel are close—so close that when there are differences, they tend to make the news. But it was not always this way.
From Truman to Obama, what are the tumultuous debates and events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach? How can understanding the priorities of Arab leaders help U.S. policy? Even though it has never yielded any benefits, why have several presidential administrations tried to distance the United States from Israel?
Dennis Ross is counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown. He was the director of policy planning in the State Department for George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton's Middle East peace envoy, and a special assistant to the president under Barack Obama.
Speaker: Dennis Ross
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