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Will the U.S. Embassy’s Move to Jerusalem Matter?

William Inboden Dec 06, 2017

CC Executive Director Will Inboden explains in Foreign Policy current diplomatic trends in Israel and the wider strategic situation in the Middle East. 

Fresh off a trip to Israel as part of a delegation of former American policymakers, Inboden recalls that his "principle takeaway from our many interlocutors is that Israel currently sits athwart two countervailing strategic trends." First, he argues, Israel is stronger than ever amid: "Israel appears to be in the midst of a diplomatic revolution in which its previous mortal enemies now stand as friends." And yet, Inboden highlights the second trend: security threats on Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria, as well as hostile regional actors like Iran and Russia.  

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