Jewish Insider Quotes JINSA President & CEO Michael Makovsky on US-Israel Mutual Defense Pact

Defending the move, Michael Makovsky, president and CEO of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) — who along with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) pushed for the U.S. to enter into a mutual defense agreement with Israel — tells JI: “I wish a U.S.-Israel mutual defense pact wasn’t a political issue in Israel, but it’s not surprising given that almost any issue becomes contentious in a political season. JINSA proposed earlier this year a narrow U.S.-Israel mutual defense pact in order to add another layer of deterrence to Israel and mitigate the intensity of a war if one should break out. It would only be invoked in exceptional circumstances in which Israel’s viability and existence was threatened. It would not limit Israel’s freedom of action.”

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