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Mutual Defense Pact
Is now the right time for a US-Israel mutual defense pact?
December 6, 2019
The proposal has been met with criticism from some in Israel, who argue that it could limit Israel’s freedom to maneuver and constrain the Israel Defense Forces. But with the growing threat of Iran in the Middle East, proponents say now could be the time to sign the pact and boost deterrence
In face of growing Iran threat, debate resurfaces over US-Israel mutual defense pact
September 16, 2019
While the idea isn’t new, it hasn’t really been seriously discussed in while. Proponents say that a narrow defense treaty would add a layer of deterrence to enemy aggression, but critics caution that it could undermine the relationship between the two democracies.
Trump: ‘I look forward’ to discussing defense pact with Netanyahu
September 15, 2019
Raising the issue of a defense treaty now is “clearly election propaganda” and doesn’t reflect mature policy, says former IDF Military Intelligence head Amos Yadlin.