How Generational Trends Could Complicate the U.S.-Israeli Relationship
Mar 27, 2019 | 14:14 GMT
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- Demographic changes in both the United States and Israel are creating a political dynamic that will cause the allies to disagree more often over major aspects of their regional strategies, including Iran and the Palestinian Territories.
- That will inject volatility into their future relationship and put Israel into a position where it must consider new backup partners to supplement times of waning U.S. support.
- U.S. pressure on Israel to fit into its own regional strategy will strain Israel's political system, potentially radicalizing Israelis and further empowering its nationalist-religious voters.