A conversation with Israel's Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer on U.S.-Israeli relations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the UN General Assembly in September 2017 that the alliance between Israel and the United States under the Trump administration "has never been stronger or deeper." The two governments continue to agree on many core issues, and both face many challenges in the region as well.
Where do U.S.-Israeli relations stand under the current administration? How will that relationship be impacted by developments on the Iran nuclear deal, the conflict in Syria, and Palestine joining Interpol, among other important issues?
Ambassador Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States
Ambassador Dermer was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. From 2009-2013, he served as Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. From 2005-2008, Ron served as Israel's Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States. In 2004, Ron co-authored with Natan Sharansky the best-selling book, The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror. Read more.
The Honorable Mel Levine, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Mel Levine is a Pacific Council Director and Counsel at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where he specializes in international transactions and governmental strategic counseling. Read more.
The Honorable Nancy H. Rubin, Board Member, National Democratic Institute
Nancy Rubin is a Pacific Council Director and served in the administrations of Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. Read more.