From its creation more than seventy years ago to its ongoing importance for supporting Ukraine, America’s network of mutual defense treaties – encompassing 52 allies across five continents – has been a crucial force-multiplier for U.S. national security. Yet the United States lacks such a commitment with one of its closest and most capable partners, Israel.
JINSA first proposed a mutual defense pact with Israel in 2018. It is now issuing an updated paper and draft treaty to reflect new developments, highlighting the increasing importance of a formal alliance and encouraging leaders of both countries to seize the current historic opportunity to lay the cornerstone of a new Middle Eastern security architecture. A U.S.-Israel mutual defense pact would strengthen shared deterrence, reduce the risk of major Middle East conflict, and advance U.S. and Israeli strategic interests – all without requiring more American boots on the ground.
Watch JINSA’s webinar marking the release of its new report laying out the strategic importance and benefits of a bilateral mutual defense pact, addressing potential concerns, and providing full text of a proposed U.S.-Israel alliance treaty.
The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor of peace and the survival of our values and civilization.