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Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief [Updated September 11, 2020]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Introduction: "Israel has forged close bilateral cooperation with the United States in many areas; issues with significant implications for U.S.-Israel relations include the following. [1] Israeli domestic political issues, including challenges related to the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic and associated economic concerns, and protests against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. [2] Israel's security cooperation with the United States. [3] Israeli-Palestinian issues and U.S. policy. [4] Israel's agreement to normalize relations with the United Arab Emirates in return for suspending plans to annex some areas of the West Bank, and implications of the agreement for Israeli-Palestinian issues, U.S. arms sales, and Israel's Qualitative Military Edge. [5] Shared U.S.-Israel concerns about Iran's nuclear program and regional influence, including with Lebanon-based Hezbollah, Syria, and Iraq. [6] Chinese investment in Israeli companies and infrastructure, and U.S. concerns about implications for U.S. national security."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44245
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2020-09-11
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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