Longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s return to power in Israel with, at last, a clear parliamentary majority and a mandate for strong leadership comes at a pivotal juncture in the Middle East and in U.S.-Israeli relations. His country faces an extraordinary array of security challenges including: an imminently nuclear-armed Iran; Tehran’s jihadist terrorist proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas, entities the mullahs have equipped with immense quantities of increasingly deadly rockets and missiles; and insurgent Palestinian forces inside Israel proper and the areas the Jewish State controls in Judea and Samaria.
Making matters worse is the fact that the Biden Administration has over the past nearly two years exacerbated each of these threats and undermined or actually thwarted Israeli efforts to contend with them. It is predictable that those responsible for thereby straining ties between the Jewish State and the U.S. will redouble their previous efforts to isolate Israel and sabotage a government in Jerusalem committed to the practice of peace through strength.
The Center for Security Policy (CSP) strenuously opposes such a misbegotten policy towards America’s most important ally in the Middle East and, arguably, in the world. In a webinar featuring its formidable Mideast team, CSP explored the imperative need for the United States to: stand with Israel; oppose our shared enemies; and counter pressure to accommodate, legitimate or otherwise empower and embolden the latter. The Center’s experts discussed how our organization intends to have Bibi’s back in official Washington, to the strategic benefit of both the United States and Israel at a time such as this.