America Abroad: America’s Bond with Israel
On this edition of America Abroad, an examination of America's relationship with Israel. The U.S. and Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which guarantees 38 billion dollars in aid Israel over 10 years. This was completed despite noted tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama. In this episode we explore the strategic history of the relationship, the base of support in the American public, and ways in which the Israeli Palestinian conflict is causing an erosion of support amongst progressives.