In mid-February 2017, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the USA and met with US President Donald Trump. The visit removed obscurities over the essence and future of bilateral relations in the interval between the outgoing Obama’s and incoming Trump’s administrations. It can be said that, under Trump, the relations between Israel and the USA might be characterised by ideological and political harmony in regard of assessing regional and international orders.

This papers provides an assessment of the US-Israeli relations since Trump has been elected President of the USA until Netanyahu’s visit to the White House. It also foresees the future of relations between the two countries under Trump’s administration.

The fact that Trump invited Netanyahu to visit the USA less than a month after he had been in office is evidence of the deep personal relationship between both men. It is also evidence of Trump’s attention to make a break with the impression (an impression rather than a reality) that Washington’s commitment to Israel had been marginalised or abandoned over the past period.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021


The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.