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Israel-U.S Relationship Resilient Despite Pressure: Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin on Collaboration with Israeli Counterpart Yoav Gallant.

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
The urgency of alleviating the humanitarian crisis in Gaza stressed by US Secretary of Defense to Israeli counterpart

The relationship between Israel and the United States has been put to the test, but it remains resilient, as Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin emphasized after meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Yoav Gallant. The meeting took place just a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized the White House for allowing an immediate ceasefire resolution in Gaza, which had been ongoing for six months. Netanyahu also canceled a visit to Washington by two of his advisors in a clear sign of anger over the situation in Gaza.

Gallant, who was on his second day of meetings in the US, discussed military collaboration and ways to strengthen the air capacity of the Israeli army during his talks with Austin. He also met with William J. Burns, director of the CIA, who had participated in negotiations between Israel and Hamas in Doha last week. Tensions between the two allies due to pressure from the White House have strained their bilateral relationship. Washington has been pushing Israel to reduce the intensity of its offensive on Gaza to minimize civilian casualties.

However, Austin reassured Gallant that Israel has every right to defend itself and that the United States will always support it because their bond is “unbreakable.” The urgent relief of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza remains a priority for both countries, with Israel facing criticism for its actions in defending itself against terrorist attacks from Hamas. Both Gallant and Austin discussed threats to Israel and ways to address them, including destroying Hamas and securing the release of hostages held by Hamas militants.

Gallant’s meeting with his American counterpart came after Netanyahu’s criticism of the US for abstaining from a UN Security Council vote on Iran’s nuclear program. Gallant also met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken and national security adviser Jake Sullivan during his visit to discuss important cooperation between the two countries aimed at ensuring Israel’s military advantage and capabilities. Despite challenges faced by both countries, their commitment to working together remains strong as they navigate complex global issues together.

In conclusion, while tensions between Israel and the United States may have reached a turning point due to recent events such as Netanyahu’s criticism of Washington’s actions towards Gaza and Iranian nuclear program, their character as defined by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin is “unbreakable.” Both countries remain committed to working together towards addressing common challenges they face globally while maintaining their unique positions on certain issues that may strain their relationship from time-to-time.

By Samantha Jones

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