The Role of the United States


The involvement of the United States in the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts began with the inception of the State of Israel. Since then, the U.S. has led or been involved in every major effort to broker peace between these sides. The U.S. is also Israel’s most important ally, providing $3 billion in aid annually.

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Audio and Video


Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama

Dennis Ross | Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2015)
Book Review (Kirkus Reviews) | CampusBooks

The New American Zionism

Theodore Sasson / NYU Press (2013)
Book Review (Publishers Weekly) | CampusBooks

The Peace Puzzle: America's Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011

Daniel C. Kurtzer, Scott B. Lasensky, William B. Quandt, Steven L. Spiegel, and Shibley Z. Telhami / Cornell University Press (2013)
Book Review (Foreign Affairs) | CampusBooks

Pathways to Peace: America and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Daniel C. Kurtzer (Ed.) | Palgrave Macmillan (2012)
Book Review (Americans for Peace Now) | CampusBooks

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