Foreign Relations and the International Community

During the 60 years of its existence, Israel has aroused disproportionate international interest, far beyond its relative size in terms of territory and population. At times, it appears that the United States, Europe and the Quartet have nothing else to interest them other than the outposts in the mountains of Judea and Samaria and declarations made by Israel’s Prime Minister... This situation requires special attention where Israel’s foreign relations are concerned.

This unit analyzes the use of diplomacy as a political tool and the major trends in international relations. Israel’s foreign relations with the United States, Europe and Asia will be discussed in that context, along with the various strategic alternatives available to Israel in its relations with the world.