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The Breakup

posted on March 4, 2015

At Foreign Affairs, John B. Judis explores the history of U.S. attitudes toward Israel, arguing that levels of bipartisan support have in fact been declining for years. American support for Israel was largely bipartisan until the early 1980s to the early 2000s, Judis explains; it frayed as Israeli and American politics both turned more conservative and the Israel lobby in the U.S. gained power. Today, Israel and the U.S. still have a largely supportive relationship, Judis writes. “But with the fracas over Netanyahu’s visit, and the continuing battle over the Iran negotiations, the era of automatic bipartisan support for Israel’s government is drawing to a close, and with it, perhaps, the special relationship between the United States and Israel.”

Read at Foreign Affairs