The Nation, June 5, 2017

Johnson and Eshkol 1968

American President Lyndon Johnson listens to Israel’s Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, to his right, and Secretary of State Dean Rusk, far left, in Texas, January 8, 1968. (AP Photo)

[...] Only days after the [1956] Israeli-British-French attack on Egypt, Washington pushed through a UN resolution demanding that Israel withdraw unconditionally and immediately from the occupied Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula. Under powerful American pressure, Israel grudgingly did so six months later.

[...] In time, this alliance has become more intimate than that with any other country, with military aid soaring [...] at over $4 billion annually today