Hudson Institute hosted Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon for a discussion on U.S.-Israeli relations and Israeli foreign policy. The conversation was moderated by Walter Russell Mead, the Ravenel B. Curry III distinguished fellow in strategy and statesmanship at Hudson.
Despite a close relationship with the United States, Israel continues to face numerous regional challenges. The Islamic State’s loss of territorial control over large swathes of Syria and Iraq has improved some aspects of the counterterror situation, but Iranian and Russian consolidation in Syria is an unwelcome development. Despite the troubles in Israel’s backyard, the country has developed a new set of partnerships across Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Hudson Institute is pleased to welcome Ambassador Danon as he discusses the health of the U.S.-Israel relationship; the challenges and opportunities of the Middle East; and Israel’s foreign policy.