Established as a homeland for the Jewish people in 1948, Israel is a democratic country in a troubled region. A diverse and economically vibrant country, Israel has faced continuous security challenges from terrorism and adversarial neighbors. Through forty years of diplomacy led by the United States, Israel has forged peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt—but, so far, no final peace with the Palestinians that would end Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
REUTERS/Jason Reed - U.S. President Barack Obama walks down Cross Hall with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to make joint statements in the East Room of the White House in Washington September 1, 2010.
Walk the line: The United States between Israel and the Palestinians
May 26, 2016, Nadav Greenberg
In a lively and wide-ranging discussion that aired earlier this month on Al Jazeera English, Brookings Executive Vice President Martin Indyk sparred with Head to Head presenter Mehdi Hasan about American efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United States’ relationship with Israel.
Middle East and North Africa
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Testimony | House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade | House Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa
April 19, 2016, Tamara Cofman Wittes
Testimony | House Committee on Foreign Affairs
July 9, 2015, Kenneth M. Pollack
July 16, 2014, Natan Sachs
Testimony | House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia
September 20, 2012, Martin S. Indyk
Testimony | Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs
April 24, 2008, Martin S. Indyk
April 24, 2008, Peter W. Rodman
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