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Does the U.S. Finally Understand Israel?

- Abstract

HAS THE Bush administration taken a new and promising turn in American policy toward Israel? Many people have thought so, and have pointed to signs that seem to illustrate that new turn. But in many respects, the administration’s diplomacy has also seemed to be cast from a traditional mold, with all of the mixed characteristics of both the recent and the not so recent past. Both lines were on vivid display during the crisis months of this past winter and spring.

About the Author

Michael B. Oren is a senior fellow of the Shalem Center in Jerusalem and the author of Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East.