Defense and Homeland Security

The strategic partnership between the United States and Israel has helped both countries keep their soldiers safe, strengthen their military and protect their homelands. Through joint training, programs and research and development, Israeli expertise has helped the United States protect Americans at home and abroad.

Talking Points

  1. Close strategic cooperation. 
    With no other country in the region—and few in the entire world—does the United States share the same high level of strategic cooperation as it does with Israel.  

  2. Israel: America's strategic ally.
    Israel’s military strength and central geo-strategic location provide a strong deterrent against Iran and other radical forces opposed to the United States.

  3. Exchanges cement strong relationship. 
    Frequent visits by high-level U.S. officials and security personnel to Israel and vice versa have helped strengthen the bonds between the two nations and advanced joint programs, including missile defense and intelligence sharing.