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Israel: May 2021 Violence, Other Background, and U.S. Relations in Brief [Updated May 20, 2021]   [open pdf - 1MB]

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] Violence and unrest in May 2021 in and around the Gaza Strip, Jerusalem, and various Israeli cities. [2] Israeli domestic political issues, including questions about whether March 2021 election results will lead to a new government or more elections, while Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's criminal trial continues. [3] Israel's security cooperation with the United States. [4] Israeli-Palestinian issues and Israel's normalization of relations with various Arab states. [5] Concerns about Iran's nuclear program and regional influence, including with Lebanon-based Hezbollah. [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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2021-05-20
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