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The U.S. Government's Influence Over Israel

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The U.S. Government's Influence Over Israel

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The U.S. Government's Influence Over Israel

The U.S. Government's Influence Over Israel

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The U.S. has consistently supported Israel in its conflict with Hamas, while other countries decry Israel's response as disproportionate. Israel also gets financial, diplomatic and military support from Washington. How and when might the U.S. government leverage influence on Israel?

Guests:

Stephen Walt, co-author of The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, and professsor of international relations at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Aaron David Miller, public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and author of The Much Too Promised Land