US-Israel Relationship

Pompeo Scheduled to Visit Israel, Meet Heads of New Coalition Government

Thursday, May 7, 2020

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to visit Israel next week, according to media reports on Wednesday. The scheduled 24-hour visit would be the first by a senior foreign official since Israel closed its borders amid the coronavirus pandemic. The reason for Pompeo’s upcoming visit is unclear, but would come as Israel is … Read More

Senator Ted Cruz: ‘Israel’s Enemies are America’s Enemies’

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Jewish Institute of National Security for America (JINSA) held a phone conference with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Wednesday to discuss further US-Israel cooperation in fighting the coronavirus pandemic in their respective countries together. In order to strengthen the partnership between the United States and Israel, and to limit the dependence the US has … Read More

Israeli Airline Brings Precious COVID Cargo to Detroit

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

It was around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 12, when the wheels of an El Al jet touched down at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The plane, void of passengers, flew to Detroit from China on what could be considered a humanitarian aid mission. Inside the Israeli jet were 3.5 million surgical and KN95 protective masks, face … Read More

US and Israel conduct F-35 exercise without face-to-face bilateral meetings

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The United States and Israel conducted a joint F-35 exercise on Sunday in the Jewish state. The Enduring Lightening training exercise consisted of “a wide variety of operational theaters while strengthening the cooperation between the forces,” said the Israeli Air Force in a statement. The drill consisted of F-35s from the USAF’s 34th fighter squadron … Read More

Teva to send millions of tablets to US hospitals for possible treatment of virus

Monday, March 30, 2020

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva said that it will donate millions of doses of its anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which has been touted as a possible treatment for the coronavirus (COVID-19), to U.S. hospitals free of charge. It said 6 million doses will be delivered by March 31 and more than 10 million in a month. “We … Read More

In Phone Call, Trump and Netanyahu Agree to ‘Cooperate Closely’ on Coronavirus Fight

Monday, March 30, 2020

US President Donald Trump held a telephone call on Friday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A White House statement said, “Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel. President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu discussed the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic, and the President thanked the Prime Minister … Read More