Decision Points

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"Decision Points” is a new Washington Institute podcast that tells the story of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Today, Israel is regarded as America’s close ally in the Middle East, a region with the near-constant threat of conflict. But the roots of today’s U.S. policy with Israel reach far back into history, and are much more tumultuous than they seem. David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship and director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations. He is a former senior advisor to the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, as well as a sought-after expert in U.S.-Israel diplomatic relations and territorial solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Guests include Michael Oren, the former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S.; Natan Sharansky, a human rights activist and former Israeli government minister; and Martin Indyk, the former U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations. The podcast is both a history lesson, a biography of the Israelis and Americans involved, and a look into how these decision points impacted the future of U.S.-Israel relations. See for privacy and opt-out information.Read more »

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