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Israel: Background and U.S. Relations in Brief [Updated August 10, 2022]   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Document: "Israel has forged close bilateral cooperation with the United States in many areas. A 10-year bilateral military aid memorandum of understanding--signed in 2016--commits the United States to provide Israel $3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing and to spend $500 million annually on joint missile defense programs from FY2019 to FY2028, subject to congressional appropriations. Some Members of Congress have increased their scrutiny over Israel's use of U.S. security assistance, contributing to debate on the subject. [...] [I]ssues to be discussed [in the report] with significant implications for U.S.-Israel relations include [1] Israel's ongoing political instability and the upcoming fall 2022 election. [2] Israeli-Palestinian problems and their implications for U.S. policy, including violence and controversy in 2022, Gaza and its challenges, and human rights considerations. [3] Developments regarding Israel's normalization or improvement of relations with various Arab and Muslim-majority states since the Abraham Accords. [4] Concerns about Iran's nuclear program and regional influence, including with Lebanon-based Hezbollah. [5] Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine."

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CRS Report for Congress, R44245
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2022-08-10
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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