Trump Administration Key Component to Israeli Success, Says Israeli Ambassador
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Buttenwieser Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
- Ron Dermer, Israeli Ambassador to the United States
- Thane Rosenbaum, Forum for Law, Culture, and Society (FOLCS) at the NYU School of Law
Dermer said Israel’s economic and military strength, coupled with its strong relationship with the US, gives it bargaining power in relations with other countries.
Dermer called Trump Administration’s pro-Israel policies a key component to Israel’s continued success.
Dermer reaffirmed Israel’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, saying peace with the Palestinians is dependent upon Palestinian recognition of Israeli statehood. He also criticized the Iran nuclear deal.
The event can be viewed at https://www.92y.org/event/ron-dermer
Thane Rosenbaum of the NYU School of Law opened the discussion by suggesting that the present is a great time to be the State of Israel in spite of the ongoing conflict. Ambassador Ron Dermer agreed with Rosenbaum, saying Israel is well positioned to become one of the world’s leading powers because of the strength of its military, economy, and relationship with the US. Dermer said Israel’s economic and military strength has translated into bargaining power with other powers in the Middle East and around the world.
Dermer said Trump’s policy toward Israel is one of the “four greatest decisions” for Israel, with the other three being the Balfour Declaration, the UN’s approval of Israeli statehood, and President Truman’s support for a strong US-Israel relationship.
Dermer defended the Israeli position that peace with Palestinians will be impossible until they recognize the legitimacy of Israel’s statehood and the Jewish people’s historic connection to the land. He also reaffirmed Israel’s opposition to the Iran nuclear deal, which he said will be disastrous for international relations in the future.