Council on Foreign Relations & State of Israel

Richard Helms, the Director of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), visits I rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir (left) at her home in Israel in #$%#& Richard Helms 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& (Source) A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency (y Richard Helms 'ith *illiam Hood)

INTERNATIONAL BANKERS & POWERBROKERS

+eft to right) Feli, *ar(urg, -era *ei.mann, Frieda Schiff *ar(urg, and Chaim *ei.mann a//ear at a 0oston conference for the 1nited alestine A//eal in 2ovem(er #$34& Feli, *ar(urg, along 'ith his (rother aul *ar(urg, 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a /artner of 5uhn, +oe( & Co& (an6ing firm in 2e' 7or6 City& ( hoto) The Warburgs (y Ron Cherno')

8aco( A& Fren6el (left), resident of !errill +ynch International, e,changes (usiness cards 'ith Henry R& 5ravis, financier and founding /artner of 5ohl(erg, 5ravis, Ro(erts & Co& during the *orld 9conomic Forum at the *aldorf:Astoria Hotel on 8anuary ;#, 3<<3& Henry R& 5ravis is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and has attended many 0ilder(erg !eetings& 8aco( A& Fran6el is a mem(er of the =rilateral Commission and a former "overnor of the 0an6 of Israel& (A hoto)

Former "overnor of 2e' 7or6 Averell Harriman a//ears 'ith rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir (left) at the Shoreham Hotel in *ashington, D&C& on Se/tem(er 3%, #$>$& 0oth !eir and Harriman served as am(assadors to the Soviet 1nion& (Source) "olda !eir hoto Collection at the 1niversity of *isconsin at !il'au6ee +i(raries)

"overnor of 2e' 7or6 2elson Roc6efeller a//ear 'ith rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir (left) at the *aldorf Astoria Hotel in 2e' 7or6 City on Se/tem(er 3$, #$>$& (Source) "olda !eir hoto Collection at the 1niversity of *isconsin at !il'au6ee +i(raries)

Former rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 greets Council on Foreign Relations Chairman eter "& eterson at the Harold ratt House& ( hoto) 3<<? Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

David Roc6efeller, the Chairman of the (oard of Chase !anhattan 0an6, chats 'ith rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir during a dinner& ( hoto) Memoirs (y David Roc6efeller)

8ames *olfensohn (left), outgoing resident of the *orld 0an6, sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon at the start of their meeting on !ay 3, 3<<? in Sharon@s offices in 8erusalem, Israel& 8ames *olfensohn is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a regular 0ilder(erg !eetings /artici/ant& ( hoto (y !oshe !ilnerA" B via "etty Images)

*orld 0an6 resident 8ames *olfensohn (left) sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 at a hotel in 2e' 7or6 City on 2ovem(er 3<, #$$$& (Stan HondaAAF A"etty Images)

IsraelCs De/uty rime !inister Shimon eres and the Dinternational communityE re/resentative for Israel@s "a.a /ullout 8ames *olfensohn (left) 'al6 together (efore a /ress conference in 8erusalem, on Se/tem(er %, 3<<?& (9itan A(ramovichAAF A"etty Images)

IsraelCs Defense !inister Shaul !ofa. (left) meets 'ith 8ames *olfensohn, outgoing resident of =he *orld 0an6, in =el Aviv, Israel on !ay 3, 3<<?& ( hoto (y Ariel HermoniA!BD via "etty Images)

Stanley Fischer (left), the "overnor of the 0an6 of Israel, and 9hud Blmert (right), the rime !inister of Israel, dis/lay a co/y of the 3<<? 0an6 of Israel annual re/ort in 8erusalem on A/ril 3, 3<<>& Stanley Fischer is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a mem(er of the =rilateral Commission& Stanley Fischer attended the 0ilder(erg !eetings in #$$>, #$$4, and #$$$& Stanley Fischer maintains dual citi.enshi/F Stanley Fischer is an American citizen AND an Israeli citizen. ( hoto) Amos 0en "ershom, Israel "overnment ress Bffice (" B))

Stanley FischerCs (iogra/hy from the 0an6 of Israel D rof& Stanley Fischer has (een "overnor of the 0an6 of Israel since !ay 3<<?& rior to Goining the 0an6 of Israel, rof& Fischer 'as -ice Chairman of Citigrou/ from Fe(ruary 3<<3 through A/ril 3<<?, 'here he 'as also Head of the u(lic Sector "rou/ from Fe(ruary 3<<H to A/ril 3<<?, Chairman of the Country Ris6 Committee, and resident of Citigrou/ International& rof& Fischer 'as the First De/uty !anaging Director of the International !onetary Fund, from Se/tem(er #$$H until the end of August 3<<#& 0efore he Goined the I!F, rof& Fischer 'as the 5illian rofessor and Head of the De/artment of 9conomics at !I= (!assachusetts Institute of =echnology)& From 8anuary #$44 to August #$$< he 'as -ice resident, Develo/ment 9conomics and Chief 9conomist at the *orld 0an6 & & & rof& Fischer is a Fello' of the 9conometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations, the ":;<, and the Trilateral Commission, a "uggenheim Fello', and a Research Associate of the 2ational 0ureau of 9conomic Research& He has served on the 0oards of the Institute for International 9conomics, *omen@s *orld 0an6ing and the International Crisis "rou/, as 'ell as the International Advisory 0oard of the 2e' 9conomic School, !osco'&E

Stanley Fischer (left), the "overnor of the 0an6 of Israel, 'atches rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (second from left), IsraelCs Finance !inister 9hud Blmert (second from right), and an unidentified Israeli (ureaucrat hold a co/y of a chec6 at a ceremony in the rime !inisterCs office in 8erusalem, Israel on 8anuary H, 3<<>& ( hoto) Amos 0en "ershom, Israel "overnment ress Bffice (" B))

Stanley Fischer (center) is received (y rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (left) and IsraelCs Finance !inister 0enGamin 2etanyahu in the rime !inisterCs office in 8erusalem, Israel on 8anuary #%, 3<<?& ( hoto (y 0rian HendlerA"etty Images)

+eft) rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon sha6es hands 'ith Stanley Fischer in =el Aviv, Israel on !ay #$, 3<<?& ( hoto) Amos 0en "ershom, " B) Right) rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 (left) sha6es hands 'ith Stanley Fischer, the First De/uty !anaging Director of the International !onetary Fund, in =el Aviv, Israel on 2ovem(er 34, #$$$& ( hoto) !oshe !ilner, " B)

1nder Secretary of State for olitical Affairs R& 2icholas 0urns sha6es hand 'ith 0an6 of Israel "overnor Stanley Fischer (left) during a ceremony at IsraelCs Foreign !inistry in 8erusalem on August #>, 3<<%& A memorandum of understanding (!B1) 'as signed (y Israel and the 1nited States, outlining defense aid to (e /rovided to Israel (y the Americans to the tune of I;< (illion in the ne,t decade, a 3? /ercent increase over /revious years& At a signing ceremony in 8erusalem, 0urns /ledged the 1nited States 'ould hel/ Israel maintain a military advantage over its regional foes& Stanley Fischer and R& 2icholas 0urns are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& (AF A"etty Images)

Shimon eres (+), resident of Israel, s/ea6s 'ith Ro(ert Joellic6 (R), resident of =he *orld 0an6 "rou/ at the Clinton "lo(al Initiative (C"I) in 2e' 7or6 City on Se/tem(er 3?, 3<<4& =he three:day event 'ill (ring together glo(al leaders to develo/ and then im/lement 'or6a(le solutions to some of the 'orld@s most /ressing challenges& (AF A"etty Images)

In this handout /hoto /rovided (y the Israeli "overnment ress Bffice (" B), rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu (+) receives the 0an6 of Israel annual re/ort from "overnor Stanley Fischer of the 0an6 of Israel in 8erusalem, Israel on A/ril #$, 3<<$& Fischer re/orted that Israel is 'ithstanding the glo(al economic crisis (ut that the recession is far from over& ("etty Images)

Ariel Sharon (center), the rime !inister of Israel, 'atches Stanley Fischer, the ne' "overnor of the 0an6 of Israel, sha6e hands 'ith 0enGamin 2etanyahu, the Finance !inister of Israel, in 8erusalem on !ay #, 3<<?&

Israeli Acting rime !inister 9hud Blmert receives the 3<<? Israel 0an6 Re/ort from "overnor of the 0an6 of Israel Stanley Fischer (left) in 8erusalem on A/ril 3, 3<<>& ( hoto (y Amos 0en "ershomA" B via "etty Images)

+eft to right) 0an6 of Israel "overnor Stanley Fischer, IsraelCs resident Shimon eres, rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu, and IsraelCs Finance !inister 7uval Steinit. attend a s'earing:in ceremony for Stanley FischerCs second five:year term in 8erusalem on Sunday, !ay 3, 3<#<& Fischer said on Sunday Israel could (ecome a leading economy glo(ally if a !iddle 9ast /eace deal is reached (ut that the 6ey challenges for no' 'ere to accelerate gro'th and cut /overty& (Reuters) htt/)AA'''&daylife&comA/hotoA<dHnHr%fB0(G6KLMstanleyNfischer

HENR KISSIN!ER & ISRAEL

Former 1&S& Secretary of State Henry 5issinger (left) meets 'ith Israeli resident Shimon eres in 8erusalem, Israel on !ay #3, 3<<4& 5issinger 'as in Israel as /art of cele(rations of the ><th anniversary of the founding of the state& ("etty Images via Israeli "overnment ress Bffice)

Former Secretary of State Henry 5issinger (left) meets 'ith IsraelCs Defense !inister 9hud 0ara6 in =el Aviv on !ay #3, 3<<4& (Reuters)

Israeli Foreign !inister Shimon eres is greeted (y former Secretary of State Henry 5issinger (efore addressing the Center for Strategic and International Studies in *ashington D&C& on 8une #, #$$?& (8oyce 2altchayanAAF A"etty Images)

Henry 5issinger greets rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon at the Israeli Consul "eneralCs home in 2e' 7or6 City on 8une 3?, 3<<#& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

Henry 5issinger tal6s to rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon at the Israeli Consul "eneralCs home in 2e' 7or6 City on 8une 3?, 3<<#& Ariel Sharon 'as a mem(er of the +i6ud arty& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

Henry 5issinger greets rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu in 8erusalem on 8anuary #<, #$$$& 0enGamin 2etanyahu is a mem(er of the +i6ud arty& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

Henry 5issinger em(races rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Shamir at the Regency Hotel in 2e' 7or6 City on !arch 3<, #$44& 7it.ha6 Shamir is a mem(er of the +i6ud artyF Shamir 'as a mem(er of the Stern "ang& ( hoto) Ayalon !aggi, " B)

Henry 5issinger em(races rime !inister of Israel !enachem 0egin in *ashington D&C& on 8uly 3<, #$%%& !enachem 0egin 'as a mem(er of the +i6ud arty and a mem(er of the Irgun Jvai +eumi (IJ+)& ( hoto) 8aacov Saar, " B)

Henry 5issinger laughs 'ith rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Shamir in 2e' 7or6 City on Decem(er #<, #$$<& ( hoto) Israeli =svi6a, " B)

Henry 5issinger em(races rime !inister of Israel Shimon eres at a hotel in 2e' 7or6 City on Bcto(er 33, #$4?& ( hoto) Herman Chanania, " B)

Secretary of State Henry 5issinger greets rime !inister 7it.ha6 Ra(in at a castle near 0onn in *est "ermany on 8uly #3, #$%?& ( hoto) !oshe !ilner, " B)

rime !inister "olda !eir tal6s to Secretary of State Henry 5issinger in 8erusalem on Fe(ruary 3%, #$%H& =he man on the left is De/uty rime !inister 7igal Allon& ( hoto) !oshe !ilner, " B)

Secretary of State Henry 5issinger tal6s to A((a 9(an (left) and 7igal Allon (center) at 9(anCs house on Decem(er #>, #$%;& ( hoto) 8aacov Saar, " B)

Secretary of State Henry 5issinger sociali.es 'ith David 9la.ar at a (lac6 tie dinner held at the Israeli Am(assadorCs residence in *ashington D&C& on Se/tem(er ##, #$%H& ( hoto) !oshe !ilner, " B)

Israeli resident 9fraim 5at.ir (center) meets 'ith Foreign !inister 7igal Allon (right) and Secretary of State Henry 5issinger in 8erusalem on Fe(ruary ##, #$%?& ( hoto) 8aacov Saar, " B)

9dgar 0ronfman tal6s to Henry 5issinger and rime !inister of Israel Shimon eres at the *aldorf Astoria Hotel in 2e' 7or6 City on A/ril ;, #$4>& 9dgar 0ronfman and Henry 5issinger are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) Herman Chanania, " B)

Henry 5issinger 6isses "olda !eir&

Secretary of State Henry 5issinger loo6s at a ma/ as 8oe Sisco /oints to a ma/& Shimon eres is standing (eside 5issinger& Israeli Army "eneral !ordechai "ur is standing at left, and Hal Saunders is crouching& =he meeting ta6es /lace in August #$%? in 8erusalem& (Source) ears of !ene"al: The Concluding #olume of $is Memoirs (y Henry 5issinger)

+eft to right) A((a 9(an (Foreign !inister of Israel), Henry 5issinger (1&S& Secretary of State), and !oshe Dayan (Defense !inister of Israel) cele(rate at A((a 9(anCs house in 8erusalem on 8anuary #;, #$%H& (Source) ears of %&heaval (y Henry 5issinger)

A((a 9(an (Foreign !inister of Israel), 8ose/h Sisco (Assistant 1&S& Secretary of State), and 9/hraim 9vron 'atch 1&S& Secretary of State Henry 5issinger greet rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir at the rime !inisterCs residence in Israel on 8anuary #4, #$%H& Sisco 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& (Source) ears of %&heaval (y Henry 5issinger)

Council on Foreign Relations mem(ers Henry 5issinger and eter *& Rodman have a lunch 'ith 7it.ha6 Ra(in, Shimon eres, Bded 9ran, and "en& !ordechai "ur in 8erusalem in August #$%?& (Source) ears of !ene"al: The Concluding #olume of $is Memoirs (y Henry 5issinger)

Henry 5issinger and his 'ife 2ancy 5issinger sociali.e 'ith !oshe Dayan and his 'ife Rahel Dayan (far right)&

7it.ha6 Ra(in, "olda !eir, Henry 5issinger, and +eah Ra(in sociali.e at a /arty&

Secretary of State Henry 5issinger (left) and A((a 9(an smile for the camera in !ay #$%H& (Source) Abba 'ban: An Autobiogra&hy (y A((a 9(an)

Secretary of State Henry 5issinger and rime !inister 7it.ha6 Ra(in smile after signing the Israel:9gy/t Interim Agreement in the rime !inisterCs office in 8erusalem on Se/tem(er #, #$%?& ( hoto) !oshe !ilner, " B)

Henry 5issinger delivers a s/eech at the =el Aviv 1niversity on 8une 3$, #$4;& A((a 9(an is seen sitting (eside 5issinger& ( hoto) Herman Chanania, " B)

8oe Sisco (left) and Henry 5issinger listen to rime !inister 7it.ha6 Ra(in at the *hite House on 8une ##, #$%?& ( hoto) 8aacov Saar, " B)

"olda !eir tal6s to Henry 5issinger (left) at a /arty& ( hoto) "olda !eir hoto Collection at the 1niversity of *isconsin at !il'au6ee +i(raries)

Henry 5issinger sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu in 2e' 7or6 City on Se/tem(er 3;, #$$4& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

EISENHOWER" KENNE# " AN# $OHNSON A#%INISTRATIONS

Foreign !inister of Israel !oshe Sharett (left, hat in hand), Harold Stassen, and 1&S& Secretary of State 8ohn Foster Dulles revie' Israeli soldiers at +ydda Air/ort, Israel on !ay #;, #$?;& ( hoto) (ictorial $istory of Israel (y 8aco( A& Ru(in and !eyer 0ar6ai)

rime !inister of Israel David 0en:"urion (left) meets 'ith 1&S& resident D'ight 9isenho'er (center) and C& Douglas Dillon at the *hite House in *ashington, D&C&

0oth Her(ert H& +ehman and 8ulius C&C& 9delstein 'ere mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in the (oo6 $erbert $) Lehman and $is 'ra (y Allan 2evins& 2evins 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations&

American am(assador to Israel 8ames "& !cDonald s/ea6s to David 0en:"urion& 8ames "& !cDonald 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in /age ># of the (oo6 *ays of *avid +en ,urion, a (oo6 edited (y Bhad Jmora, !ordechai 0ar6ai, 2ahum unda6, and Israel Stoc6mann ("rossman u(lishers, 2e' 7or6, #$>%)&

Left to right: Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, U.S. Ambassador to Israel James G. Mac onald, !rime Minister of Israel a"id #en$ G%rion, and Rabbi #en$&ion U'iel appear in Jer%salem, Israel in ()*). +!hoto: John !hillips,-ime Life.

8ames "& !cDonald, a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations, meets 'ith "olda !eir in #$H%& ( hoto) ,olda: The %ncro"ned -ueen of Israel: A (ictorial +iogra&hy (y Ro(ert Slater)

8ames "& !cDonald (left), the 1&S& Am(assador to Israel, meets 'ith IsraelCs resident Chaim *ei.mann (center) and rime !inister of Israel David 0en:"urion (right)& 8ames "& !cDonald 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& (Source) Wei.mann: Last of the (atriarchs (y 0arnet +itvinoff)

Harry =ruman sho's A((a 9(an the +i(erty 0ell in #$?4& Her(ert +ehman stands ne,t to 9(anCs rightF Su/reme Court Chief 8ustice 9arl *arren is seen standing ne,t to the +i(erty 0ell 'ith his (ac6 to the camera& Her(ert +ehman 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations&

1nder Secretary C& Douglas Dillon (center) and Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S& A((a 9(an (third from right) and others meet at State De/artment in *ashington, D&C& in Fe(ruary #$?$& C& Douglas Dillon 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) Han6 *al6erA=ime +ife)

"olda !eir meets 'ith former "overnor of 2e' 7or6 Her(ert +ehman (left) and former Secretary of the =reasury Henry !orgenthau 8r& (second from right) in 8anuary #$H4& Her(ert +ehman 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign RelationsF Henry !orgenthau 8r& 'as not a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) ,olda: The %ncro"ned -ueen of Israel: A (ictorial +iogra&hy (y Ro(ert Slater)

1&S& Secretary of State Dean Acheson and A((a 9(an, Am(assador to the 1&S&, sign a treaty in *ashington D&C& in #$?#&

resident D'ight 9isenho'er tal6s to Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S& A((a 9(an and Foreign !inister !oshe Sharett& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in the (oo6 'ban (y Ro(ert St& 8ohn&

"olda !eir tal6s to former -ice resident Hu(ert Hum/hrey in *ashington D&C& on Se/tem(er 3%, #$>$& ( hoto) "olda !eir hoto Collection at the 1niversity of *isconsin at !il'au6ee +i(raries)

Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S& 7it.ha6 Ra(in sha6es hands 'ith Senator Hu(ert H& Hum/hrey in #$>$& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

NI&ON & FOR# A#%INISTRATIONS

rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir (left) and 1&S& resident Richard 2i,on laugh at a /ress conference& ( hoto) Israel: A (ersonal $istory (y David 0en:"urion)

resident:elect Richard 2i,on chats 'ith Israeli Am(assador, 7it.ha6 Ra(in, left, Israeli Defense !inister, !oshe Dayan, second from right, and 2i,on@s 2ational Security Advisor, Dr& Henry 5issinger, right, at 2i,on@s headLuarters in 2e' 7or6 City on Decem(er #H, #$>4& After'ard, Dayan said he 'as reassured the 1nited States 'ill not su(stantially change the !ideast /olicy under the ne' administration& (0ettmannACBR0IS)

7it.ha6 Ra(in (left), the Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S&, and rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir (center) listen to resident Richard 2i,on at the *hite House in #$>$& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

Israeli Defense !inister !oshe Dayan (left) and 1& S& resident Richard 2i,on confer on !iddle 9ast /ro(lems at the *hite House on Decem(er #3, #$%<& (0ettmannACBR0IS)

rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in (left), IsraelCs Defense !inister Shimon eres, and IsraelCs Army Chief of Staff (CBS) !otta "ur meet 'ith Secretary of State Henry 5issinger and 8ose/h Sisco& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

resident Richard 2i,on tal6s to 7it.ha6 Ra(in, the Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S&, at the *hite House&

rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir tal6s to resident Richard 2i,on and Secretary of State Henry 5issinger in #$%;&

!oshe Dayan sha6es hands 'ith Richard 2i,on&

Secretary of Defense !elvin R& +aird visits rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir (left) and 7it.ha6 Ra(in in Se/tem(er #$>$& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

7it.ha6 Ra(in (left), IsraelCs Am(assador to the 1&S&, and rime !inister of Israel (center) visit Secretary of Defense 9lliot Richardson (second from right) in #$>$& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

7it.ha6 Ra(in listens to 8ose/h Sisco at an air/ort in #$>$& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

Secretary of State Henry 5issinger (right) and 8ose/h Sisco (center) listens as rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in s/ea6 to the /ress in *est "ermany in 8uly #$%?& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

Secretary of State *illiam & Rogers (right) visits rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir (center) and 7it.ha6 Ra(in (left) in Se/tem(er #$>$& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

rime !inister of Israel to the 1&S& 7it.ha6 Ra(in sha6es hands 'ith resident "erald Ford at the *hite House in Se/tem(er #$%H& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

In this /hoto /rovided (y the Israeli "overnment ress Bffice (" B), 1&S& resident "erald Ford (C) meets rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in (+) 'ith 1&S& Secretary of State Dr& Henry 5issinger in the *hite House on 8une ##, #$%?& ( hoto (y 7a@a6ov Sa@arA" B via "etty Images)

In this /hoto /rovided (y the Israeli "overnment ress Bffice (" B) 1&S& resident "erald Ford (R) meets rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in in the *hite House on 8une #;, #$%?& ( hoto (y 7a@a6ov Sa@arA" B via "etty Images)

CARTER A#%INISTRATION

1&S& resident 8immy Carter delivers a s/eech during a dinner at the *hite House in *ashington, D&C&, 1&S&A& in !arch #$%%& Andre' 7oung, the 1&S& Re/resentative to the 1nited 2ations, is seated third from left& Secretary of State Cyrus -ance is seated second from right& rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in is seated to the left of resident 8immy Carter& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

resident 8immy Carter 'al6s 'ith rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in at the *hite House on !arch %, #$%%& ( hoto) Carter +i(rary) htt/)AA'''&Gimmycarterli(rary&orgAdocumentsAcam/david3?Acam/david3?O/hotos&/html

resident 8immy Carter and Israeli Foreign !inister !oshe Dayan sha6e hands during a visit (y the latter to *ashington D&C& on !arch 3#, #$%4& (0ettmannACBR0IS)

resident of the 1nited States 8immy Carter /resides over a meeting in *ashington, D&C& on Bcto(er #<, #$%4 (et'een chief American and Israeli officials discussing the conditions for /eace (et'een Israel and 9gy/t& From left to right are) 1&S& Secretary of State Cyrus -ance, 2ational Security Advisor J(ignie' 0r.e.ins6i, Foreign !inister of Israel !oshe Dayan, 8immy Carter, Defense !inister of Israel 9.er *ei.man, and -ice resident of the 1nited States *alter !ondale& (*ally !c2ameeACBR0IS)

American 2ational Security Advisor J(ignie' 0r.e.ins6i, 1&S& Secretary of State Cyrus -ance, -ice resident of the 1nited States *alter !ondale, Foreign !inister of Israel !oshe Dayan, and a fe' other American and Israeli officials stand together during a visit (y rime !inister of Israel !enachem 0egin to *ashington D&C& on !arch 3#, #$%4& (CBR0IS)

rime !inister of Israel !enachem 0egin (left) and 2ational Security Advisor J(ignie' 0r.e.ins6i /lay a game of chess at Cam/ David& !enachem 0egin 'as a mem(er of the terrorist organi.ation Irgun Jvai +eumi (IJ+) and a mem(er of the +i6ud arty& ( hoto) 8immy Carter +i(rary)

Defense !inister of Israel 9.er *ei.mann meets 'ith 1&S& Secretary of State Cyrus -ance& ( hoto) The +attle for (eace (y 9.er *ei.mann)

9.er *ei.mann and Defense Secretary Harold 0ro'n salute at the entagon in !arch #$%4& ( hoto) The +attle for (eace (y 9.er *ei.mann)

American resident 8immy Carter and his 'ife Rosalyn Carter have a dinner 'ith rime !inister of Israel !enachem 0egin& ( hoto) The +attle for (eace (y 9.er *ei.mann)

8immy Carter, Cyrus -ance, and J(ignie' 0r.e.ins6i meet 'ith !enachem 0egin, !oshe Dayan (o(scured, /art of his eye/atch is visi(le), and 9.er *ei.mann ((ac6 of his head facing the camera) at Cam/ David on Se/tem(er #<, #$%4& ( hoto) (o"er and (rinci&le (y J(ignie' 0r.e.ins6i)

rime !inister of Israel !enachem 0egin listens as 1&S& Secretary of State Cyrus -ance addresses the /ress at the Carlton =o'er Hotel on !ay 3H, #$%$& ( hoto (y Central ressA"etty Images)

Secretary of State Cyrus R& -ance (center) is flan6ed (y Foreign !inister of 9gy/t !ohamed 5amel (left) and Foreign !inister of Israel !oshe Dayan (right) at an international conference for /eace in the !iddle 9ast at +eeds Castle in 5ent, 9ngland& ( hoto (y 5eystoneA"etty Images)

1&S& resident 8immy Carter (3nd left), his 'ife Rosalyn Carter (left), rime !inister of Israel !enachem 0egin (3 nd right), and his 'ife !rs& 0egin share a toast at Cam/ David& ( hoto) 8immy Carter residential +i(rary) htt/)AA'''&Gimmycarterli(rary&orgAdocumentsAcam/david3?Acam/david3?O/hotos&/html

resident 8immy Carter (center) and 2ational Security Advisor J(ignie' 0r.e.ins6i (left) meet 'ith former rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir in #$%%& (2ARAA8immy Carter residential +i(rary) htt/)AA'''&'hitehousemuseum&orgA'est:'ingAoval:office:history&htm

REA!AN A#%INISTRATION

Defense !inister Ariel Sharon and Secretary of Defense Cas/ar *ein(erger revie' the troo/s at the entagon on 2ovem(er ;<, #$4#& (Source) Warrior: An Autobiogra&hy (y Ariel Sharon)

Defense !inister Ariel Sharon sha6es hands 'ith Secretary of State Ale,ander Haig in !ay #$43& (Source) Warrior: An Autobiogra&hy (y Ariel Sharon)

!rime Minister of Israel /it'ha0 Shamir +left. sha0es hands 1ith U.S. Secretar2 of efense 3aspar 4einberger in ()56.

Secretary of Defense Cas/ar *ein(erger (right) stands (eside IsraelCs !inister of Defense 7it.ha6 Ra(in& ( hoto) Helene Sti66el, 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Israeli Foreign !inister 7it.ha6 Shamir (+) meets 'ith resident Ronald Reagan and Secretary of State Ale,ander Haig in the Bval Bffice in *ashington, D&C& on Fe(ruary 3H, #$4#& (0ettmannACBR0IS)

Defense !inister Ariel Sharon and Defense Secretary Cas/ar *ein(erger e,change a memorandum on 2ovem(er ;<, #$4#& (Source) Warrior: An Autobiogra&hy (y Ariel Sharon)

Defense !inister Ariel Sharon tal6s to hili/ Ha(i( in 0eirut, +e(anon on Se/tem(er #, #$43& (Source) Warrior: An Autobiogra&hy (y Ariel Sharon)

rime !inister !enachem 0egin (R) ma6es a (rief statement follo'ing tal6s 'ith 1nited States Secretary of State "eorge Shult. (+) outside the rime !inister@s office in 8erusalem on !ay H, #$4;& (0ettmannACBR0IS)

1&S& Secretary of Defense Cas/ar *ein(erger (R) a//ears 'ith Israeli Defense !inister 7it.ha6 Ra(in in Se/tem(er #$4>& ( hoto (y 5arl SchumacherA=ime & +ife icturesA"etty Images)

Secretary of Defense Fran6 C& Carlucci (left) meets 'ith Israeli Defense !inister 7it.ha6 Ra(in (right) during (attle e,ercises in 2ovem(er #$44& ( hoto (y David Ru(ingerAA=ime +ife icturesA"etty Images)

=homas R& ic6ering (left), the 1&S& Am(assador to Israel, and De/uty Secretary of State 8ohn C& *hitehead (right) meet 'ith rime !inister of Israel Shimon eres (center) in Israel in August #$4?& =homas R& ic6ering and 8ohn C& *hitehead are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto (y David Ru(ingerAA=ime +ife icturesA"etty Images)

+eah Ra(in, IsraelCs !inister of Defense 7it.ha6 Ra(in, -ice resident "eorge H&*& 0ush, 0ar(ara 0ush, IsraelCs Army Chief of Staff !oshe +evy, 1&S& Am(assador to Israel =homas ic6ering, and !rs& ic6ering stand together at Hat.erim airfield in 8uly #$4>& =homas ic6ering is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)& 0ush is a former CFR mem(er& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

Secretary of Defense Cas/ar *ein(erger 'atches resident Ronald Reagan sha6es hands 'ith Israeli envoy Shimon eres in front of the *hite House on Se/tem(er #?, #$4>& (8ean +ouis AtlanASygmaACBR0IS)

Former 1&S& Re/resentative to the 1nited 2ations 8eane 8& 5ir6/atric6 (left) sha6es hands 'ith Israeli Defense !inister 7it.ha6 Ra(in in =el Aviv in Decem(er #$4>& (A hoto)

IsraelCs !inister of Defense 7it.ha6 Ra(in (left) sha6es hands 'ith Secretary of State "eorge & Shult. in Fe(ruary #$44& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

!EOR!E H'W' B(SH A#%INISTRATION

Secretary of State 8ames A& 0a6er III meets 'ith rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in in Ra(inCs office on 8uly #$, #$$3& ( hoto) The (olitics of *i&lomacy (y 8ames A& 0a6er III)

Secretary of State "eorge & Shult. listens to rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Shamir at ShamirCs office in 8erusalem on Bcto(er #>, #$4%& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in "eorge & Shult.Cs (oo6 Turmoil and Trium&h: My ears As Secretary of State& ( hoto) !atty Stern, 1SIA, =el Aviv)

Secretary of State "eorge & Shult. is flan6ed (y rime !inister Shimon eres (left) and Foreign !inister 7it.ha6 Shamir (right) at the 7ad -ashem, the Holocaust !emorial, in 8erusalem on !ay #<, #$4?& 7it.ha6 Shamir 'as a mem(er of the Stern "ang during *orld *ar II& ( hoto) Turmoil and Trium&h: My ears As Secretary of State (y "eorge & Shult.)

resident "eorge H&*& 0ush s/ea6s to rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in&

Secretary of State 8ames A& 0a6er III and rime !inister 7it.ha6 Shamir cele(rate in 7it.ha6 ShamirCs a/artment& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in 8ames A& 0a6erCs (oo6 The (olitics of *i&lomacy (A A*ide *orld)&

resident "eorge H&*& 0ush s/ea6s to rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Shamir at the *hite House on 2ovem(er #?, #$4$& 0ush is a mem(er of S6ull & 0ones and a former mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& Shamir 'as a commander of the Stern "ang and a mem(er of the +i6ud arty&

A((a 9(an, former Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S&, visits -ice resident "eorge H&*& 0ush in #$4>&

rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in (second from left) meet 'ith 2ational Security Advisor 0rent Sco'croft (third from right) and resident "eorge H&*& 0ush in August #$$3& =he man sitting on the far right a//ears to (e Richard Haass& =he man sitting fourth from right a//ears to (e Secretary of Defense Dic6 Cheney& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

Secretary of State 8ames A& 0a6er III (left) meets rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in in 8uly #$$3& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

CLINTON A#%INISTRATION

Secretary of Defense *illiam S& Cohen stands (eside rime !inister 0enGamin 2etanyahu& (Source) *illiam S& Cohen a/ers Collection at the Fogler +i(rary at the 1niversity of !aine)

rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 and Secretary of Defense *illiam S& Cohen ins/ect the Goint honor guard during an arrival ceremony at the entagon on 8uly #>, #$$$& ( hoto) 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Defense Secretary *illiam S& Cohen 'al6s 'ith Israeli !inister of Defense 7it.ha6 !ordechai into the entagon on 2ov& H, #$$%& ( hoto) 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

1&S& Secretary of State !adeleine Al(right sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu at the 0ristol Hotel in aris, France on Decem(er >, #$$%& ( hoto) 8aacov Saar, " B)

1&S& Secretary of State !adeleine Al(right greets IsraelCs resident 9.er *ei.mann in 8erusalem on Se/tem(er #<, #$$%& ( hoto) 8aacov Saar, " B)

1&S& Re/resentative to the 1nited 2ations !adeleine Al(right tal6s to rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in in 2e' 7or6 City on 2ovem(er #H, #$$;& ( hoto) 8aacov Saar, " B)

1&S& Secretary of State !adeleine Al(right 'atches rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu greet IsraelCs Foreign !inister David +evy at the rime !inisterCs 8erusalem office on Se/tem(er #<, #$$%& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

resident 0ill Clinton greets rime !inister 0enGamin 2etanyahu at a /arty&

Dennis Ross tal6s to Israeli Foreign !inister Shimon eres (center) and "en& 9hud 0ara6, head of the IDF, in #$$H& ( hoto) The Missing (eace (y Dennis Ross)

!artin Indy6 (left), Itamar Ra(inovich (center), and Dennis Ross 'al6 together& ( hoto) The Missing (eace (y Dennis Ross)

Dennis Ross tal6s to rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu& ( hoto) The Missing (eace (y Dennis Ross)

Cloc6'ise) Secretary of State !adeleine Al(right, 2ava 0ara6 (0ara6Cs 'ife), Dennis Ross, Amnon Shaha6 (at the time the designated head of the IDF), and rime !inister 9hud 0ara6 have a dinner in She/herdsto'n, *est -irginia in 3<<<& ( hoto) The Missing (eace (y Dennis Ross)

rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 (left) tal6s to Dennis Ross in 8erusalem on Decem(er 4, #$$$& ( hoto) 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Secretary of State !adeleine Al(right greets rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 in 8erusalem on Decem(er 4, #$$$& (Jiv 5orenACBR0IS S7"!A)

Dennis Ross and Secretary of State *arren Christo/her tal6 to rime !inister of Israel 7i.ha6 Ra(in and Itamar Ra(inovich& ( hoto) The Missing (eace (y Dennis Ross)

rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in (left) greets 1&S& Secretary of State *arren Christo/her in 8erusalem on Fe(ruary 3;, #$$;& ( A=RIC5 0AJAAF A"etty Images)

!EOR!E W' B(SH A#%INISTRATION

From left to right, David Ivry, Israeli Am(assador to the 1nited StatesF aul D& *olfo'it., De/uty Secretary of DefenseF Ariel Sharon, rime !inister of IsraelF Donald H& Rumsfeld, 1&S& Secretary of DefenseF and !artin Indy6, 1&S& Am(assador to Israel, /ose for a grou/ /hoto at the entagon near *ashington, D&C& on !arch #$, 3<<#& ( hoto) Ro(ert D& *ardA1&S& De/artment of Defense)

United States Ambassador to Israel aniel 3. 7%rt'er +right. appears 1ith !rime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon in Jer%salem on 8ebr%ar2 6, 699:. aniel 3. 7%rt'er is a member of the 3o%ncil on 8oreign Relations. + a"id Sil"erman,Gett2 Images.

De/uty Defense Secretary aul *olfo'it. (left) meets 'ith IsraelCs Defense !inister +t& "en& Shaul !ofa. (right foreground) at the entagon on 8anuary #4, 3<<3& 1nder Secretary of Defense for olicy Douglas Feith sits to the right of !ofa.& Defense De/artment Com/troller Dov Ja6heim sits across from Feith& eter *& Rodman, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, sits ne,t to Dov Ja6heim& ( hoto) 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

+eft /hoto) Douglas Feith (right), the 1nder Secretary of Defense for olicy sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon& Douglas Feith is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) History Commons) Right /hoto) 1&S& Senator 8ose/h +ie(erman a//ears 'ith rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert& 8ose/h +ie(erman is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations&

-ice resident of the 1nited States Dic6 Cheney visits rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon in 3<<?& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

-ice resident Dic6 Cheney congratulates rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert on !ay 3H, 3<<>, follo'ing the /rime minister@s remar6s to a 8oint !eeting of Congress at the 1&S& Ca/itol& (*hite House /hoto (y David 0ohrer)

-ice resident Dic6 Cheney listens to Israeli Defense !inister 9hud 0ara6 during a meeting in 8erusalem on !arch 3;, 3<<4& (Reuters via Asaf Ravit.A" B)

In this handout image /rovided (y the Israeli "overment ress Bffice (" B), rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert (R) meets 'ith 1&S& -ice resident Dic6 Cheney !arch 3H, 3<<4 in 8erusalem, Israel& Cheney is visiting various officials in Israel and the alestinian *est 0an6 this 'ee6& ("etty Images)

-ice resident Dic6 Cheney (left) sha6es hands 'ith Israeli o//osition leader and former rime !inister 0enGamin 2etanyahu (efore attending their (rea6fast meeting at the 5ing David Hotel in 8erusalem on !arch 3;, 3<<4& (AF A"etty Images)

-ice resident Dic6 Cheney tal6s 'ith former rime !inister 0enGamin 2etanyahu on Sunday, !arch 3;, 3<<4, (efore a (rea6fast 'ith 2etanyahu at the 5ind David Hotel in 8erusalem& (*hite House /hoto (y David 0ohrer)

Israel@s resident Shimon eres sha6es hands 'ith 1&S& -ice resident Dic6 Cheney (R) during their meeting in 8erusalem !arch 3;, 3<<4, in this /icture released (y the Israeli "overnment ress Bffice (" B)& (ReutersA" B)

-ice resident Dic6 Cheney meets 'ith Israeli resident Shimon eres at the /residential residence in 8erusalem on !arch 3;, 3<<4& (*hite House /hoto (y David 0ohrer)

1&S& Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon in 8erusalem on Fe(ruary >, 3<<?& ( hoto) !atty Stern, 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel in 8erusalem on Bcto(er H, 3<<>& ( hoto) !atty Stern, 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice and rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert tal6 (efore their dinner at the rime !inister@s Residence in 8erusalem on Bcto(er H, 3<<>& In the (ac6ground are State De/artment Counselor hili/ Jeli6o' and the rime !inister@s Chief of Staff 7oram =ur(o'ic.& Jeli6o' and Rice are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) !atty Stern, 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice sha6es hands 'ith Israeli De/uty rime !inister Shaul !ofa. at the State De/artment on Bcto(er 3;, 3<<>& ( hoto) !ichael "ross, De/artment of State)

1&S& Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice meets 'ith Israeli Defense !inister 9hud 0ara6 at the David Citadel Hotel in 8erusalem on Bcto(er #H, 3<<%& ( hoto) !atty SternA1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Condolee..a Rice chats 'ith Shimon eres (center) and rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (right) at a /arty&

1&S& Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice (R) meets Israel@s Defense !inister 9hud 0ara6 in *ashington, D&C& on 8uly 3$, 3<<4, in this /icture released (y Israel@s !inistry of Defense& =he 1nited States 'ill soon lin6 Israel u/ to t'o advanced missile detection systems as a /recaution against any future attac6 (y a nuclear:armed Iran, 0ara6 said on =uesday& (Reuters)

In this handout image /rovided (y the 1&S& 9m(assy in =el Aviv, 1&S& Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice meets 'ith Israeli Defence !inister 9hud 0ara6 at a (rea6fast at the David Citadel Hotel in 8erusalem on !ay H, 3<<4& ("etty Images)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice meets 'ith Israeli Defense !inister Amir eret. in 8erusalem on Bcto(er ?, 3<<>& ( hoto) !atty Stern, 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice greets Israeli Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni in 8erusalem on Bcto(er ?, 3<<>& =.i/i +ivni is a former !ossad agent& ( hoto) !atty Stern, 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice sha6es hands 'ith Israeli Foreign !inister Silvan Shalom at =he David Citadel Hotel in 8erusalem on 8uly 3#, 3<<?& ( hoto) !atty Stern, 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice visits rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon at his ranch in the Israeli southern 2egev desert on 8uly 33, 3<<?& (AF A"etty Images hoto)

Shimon eres 6isses Condolee..a Rice (left) and em(races Colin o'ell (right)&

2ational Security Advisor Condolee..a Rice meets 'ith rime !inister 9hud 0ara6 at the Defense !inistry in =el Aviv on August #?, 3<<<& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

1&S& Secretary of State Colin o'ell greets IsraelCs resident !oshe 5atsav at the Israeli /residentCs office in 8erusalem on !ay ##, 3<<;& ( hoto) 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

1&S& Secretary of State Colin o'ell meets 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon on Fe(ruary 3?, 3<<#& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

Chairman of the 8oint Chiefs of Staff "en& Colin o'ell sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Shamir in 8erusalem on 8uly #;, #$$<, 'ee6s (efore IraL invaded 5u'ait& ( hoto) Israeli =svi6a, " B)

1&S& Secretary of State Colin o'ell meets 'ith rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 at the rime !inisterCs office in 8erusalem on Fe(ruary 3H, 3<<#& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

1&S& Secretary of State Colin o'ell sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 in 8erusalem on Fe(ruary 3H, 3<<#& ( hoto) Avi Bhayon, " B)

1&S& Secretary of State Colin o'ell meets 'ith IsraelCs Defense !inister Shaul !ofa. in 8erusalem on !ay ##, 3<<;& ( hoto) 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

+eft /hoto) !alcolm Hoenlein (left), the 9,ecutive -ice Chairman of Conference of residents of !aGor American 8e'ish Brgani.ations, visits rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon in Israel& !alcolm Hoenlein is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& Right /hoto) 8ames H& =isch, resident and C9B of +oe's Cor/&, ta6es a /icture of himself and rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon 'ith a dis/osa(le camera after (eing introduced /rior to his s/eech to the Conference of residents dinner in 8erusalem on Fe(ruary 3<, 3<<?& 8ames H& =isch is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& +oe's Cor/& is a com/any that /roduces 2e'/ort cigarettes&

Secretary Colin o'ell greets Israeli Foreign !inister Silvan Shalom at the David Citadel Hotel in 8erusalem on !ay #<, 3<<;& ( hoto) 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (left) and 1&S& -ice resident Dic6 Cheney a//ear at a /ress conference in 8erusalem on !arch #$, 3<<3&

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Israeli De/uty rime !inister Shimon eres share some /rivate thoughts (efore sitting do'n to formal discussions in the entagon on Bcto(er 33, 3<<#& ( hoto (y R& D& *ard, 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Israeli Defense !inister Shaul !ofa. (center) is escorted through an honor cordon and into the entagon (y Donald Rumsfeld on !arch ##, 3<<H& ( hoto) 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Secretary of Defense Ro(ert "ates sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert (left) at the start of their meeting in the rime !inisterCs office in 8erusalem on A/ril #$, 3<<%& (AF A"etty Images)

1&S& Secretary of Defense Ro(ert "ates sha6es hands 'ith Israel@s Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni during their meeting in =el Aviv on A/ril #$, 3<<%& =.i/i +vini is a former !ossad agentF Ro(ert "ates served as the CIA Director from #$$# to #$$; under resident "eorge H&*& 0ush& (AF A"etty Images)

1&S& Secretary of Defense Ro(ert !& "ates toasts 'ith IsraelCs !inister of Defense 9hud 0ara6 during a recent tri/ to the entagon on 2ovem(er 3%, 3<<%& ( hoto (y 1&S& Air Force =ech& Sgt& 8erry !orrison, 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Secretary of Defense Ro(ert "ates, 'earing a yarmul6e ca/, 'al6s 'ith IsraelCs Defense !inister Amir eret. during a visit to the 7ad -ashem Holocaust museum in 8erusalem on A/ril #$, 3<<%& (AF A"etty Images)

Secretary of Defense Ro(ert !& "ates (right) greets IsraelCs Defense !inister 9hud 0ara6 at the entagon on Bcto(er #>, 3<<%& ( hoto) 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Secretary of Defense Ro(ert !& "ates meets 'ith Israel@s !inister of Defense Amir eret. (left) in "ates@ entagon office on !arch #;, 3<<%& ( hoto) Helene C& Sti66el, 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (left) and rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (right) ins/ect the honor guard at the entagon on !arch #$, 3<<#& ( hoto (y R& D& *ard, 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

1&S& Secretary of State Colin o'ell visits rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon in Israel&

Secretary of Defense Donald H& Rumsfeld (right) introduces -ice Chairman of the 8oint Chiefs of Staff "en& Richard !yers (left), 1&S& Air Force, to rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (center) after an arrival ceremony for Sharon at the entagon on !arch #$, 3<<#& ( hoto (y R& D& *ard, 1&S& De/artment of Defense)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice sits (eside rime !inister Ariel Sharon (left) and stands (eside rime !inister 9hud Blmert (right)&

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice meets 'ith +i6ud arty Chairman 0enGamin 2etanyahu (left) at the David Citadel Hotel in 8erusalem on Se/tem(er #$, 3<<%& ( hoto (y !atty Stern, 1&S& 9m(assyA=el Aviv)

Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice (left) listens to Israeli o//osition leader and +i6ud arty Chairman 0enGamin 2etanyahu in 8erusalem on !arch ;<, 3<<4& (AF A"etty ImagesA1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv)

2ational Security Advisor Ste/hen Hadley meets 'ith rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert in 8erusalem on A/ril #?, 3<<4& (Israeli " B hoto)

IsraelCs Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni (left) sha6es hands 'ith -ice resident Dic6 Cheney during their meeting in 8erusalem on !arch 3;, 3<<4& =.i/i +ivni is a former !ossad agent& (Reuters)

Israel@s Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni (left) and 1&S& Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice (right) trade chee6 6isses (efore signing a memorandum of understanding, aimed at /reventing arms smuggling into "a.a, at the State De/artment in *ashington, D&C& on 8anuary #>, 3<<$& (Reuters)

Israel@s Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni (3nd +) and 1&S& Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice (3nd R) are directed (y aides as they sign a memorandum of understanding, aimed at /reventing arms smuggling into "a.a, at the State De/artment in *ashington, D&C& on 8anuary #>, 3<<$& (Reuters)

OBA%A A#%INISTRATION

Secretary of Defense Ro(ert "ates (R) meets 'ith rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu after a luncheon in 8erusalem, Israel on 8uly 3%, 3<<$& ("etty Images)

IsraelCs Defense !inister 9hud 0ara6 (R) sha6es hands 'ith 1&S& resident 0arac6 B(amaCs !iddle 9ast envoy, former 1&S& Senator "eorge !itchell, (efore their meeting in =el Aviv on 8uly 3>, 3<<$& (Reuters)

1&S& S/ecial 9nvoy to the !iddle 9ast "eorge 8& !itchell meeting 'ith rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu at the rime !inister Bffice in 8erusalem on Bcto(er ;<, 3<<$& (State De/artment /hoto (y !atty Stern 1&S& 9m(assy =el Aviv A u(lic Domain) htt/)AA'''&flic6r&comA/hotosAstate/hotosAH<>;HHH#H$A

1&S& Secretary of Defense Ro(ert "ates (left) shares a laugh 'ith rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu (right) during a luncheon in 8erusalem on 8uly 3%, 3<<$& (A hoto)

IsraelCs resident Shimon eres, right, greets 1&S& Re/resentative to the 1nited 2ations Susan 9& Rice, left, during a meeting at the Israeli /residential conference in 8erusalem, Israel on Bcto(er 3<, 3<<$& Rice visited Israel to attend the three:day conference hosted (y eres& (A hotoASe(astian Scheiner)

rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu (left) greets 1&S& Re/resentative to the 1nited 2ations Susan 9& Rice in 8erusalem, Israel on Bcto(er 3#, 3<<$&

1&S& Secretary of Homeland Security 8anet 2a/olitano (left) meets 'ith IsraelCs resident Shimon eres at his residence in 8erusalem, Israel on 8anuary ;, 3<##& 8anet 2a/olitano is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& (F2C)

1&S& Secretary of Defense Ro(ert !& "ates (left) meets 'ith IsraelCs resident Shimon eres in =el Aviv, Israel on !arch 3H, 3<##& (1&S& De/artment of Defense /hoto (y Cherie Cullen)

(NITE# STATES CON!RESS

Israeli resident Shimon eres (R) greets Senator 8ohn 5erry, the chairman of the 1&S& Senate Foreign Relations Committee, (efore a meeting in *ashington, D&C& on !ay H, 3<<$& eres vo'ed that Israel 'ill not yield to Iran@s nuclear threat as he /re/ares to meet 1&S& resident 0arac6 B(ama, 'ho has stirred unease 'ith his /olicies to'ard Iran& ("etty Images)

rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu (+) meets 'ith mem(ers of the 1&S& Senate Foreign Relations Committee including Committee Chairman Sen& 8ohn 5erry (D:!A) on Ca/itol Hill in *ashington, D&C& on !ay #$, 3<<$& (Reuters)

Israeli resident Shimon eres (left), Re/u(lican arty /residential candidate Senator 8ohn !cCain (center), and Senator 8oe +ie(erman (right) a//ear at the /residential residence in 8erusalem on !arch #4, 3<<4& 8ohn !cCain and 8ose/h +ie(erman are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto (y !oshe !ilnerA" BA"etty Images)

Senator 8ose/h +ie(erman (left) and Senator +indsey "raham (right) smile as Re/u(lican arty /residential candidate Senator 8ohn !cCain sha6es hands 'ith Israeli Defense !inister 9hud Blmert (second from left) at the 5ing David Hotel in 8erusalem on !arch #$, 3<<4& 8ose/h +ie(erman and 8ohn !cCain are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto (y =ara =odras:*hitehill: oolA"etty Images)

Senator 8ohn !cCain (left) sha6es hands 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon in 8erusalem on August #%, 3<<;& ( hoto (y !oshe !ilnerA" BA"etty Images)

Re/u(lican arty /residential candidate Senator 8ohn !cCain sha6es hands 'ith Israel@s o//osition leader 0enGamin 2etanyahu (left) during their meeting in 8erusalem on !arch #$, 3<<4& (A hoto)

Senator 8oe +ie(erman (left) and Senator 8ohn !cCain (right) meet 'ith rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert (center) in 8erusalem on Decem(er #4, 3<<>& ( hoto (y Amos 0en "ershomA" B via "etty Images)

Re/u(lican arty /residential candidate Sen& 8ohn !cCain loo6s on as Israeli Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni (left) gestures during their meeting in 8erusalem on !arch #$, 3<<4& (A hoto)

rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (left) meets 'ith Senate !aGority +eader 0ill Frist (center) and Senator 8ose/h +i(erman in Sharon@s offices in 8erusalem, Israel on !ay 3, 3<<?& ( hoto (y !oshe !ilnerA" B via "etty Images)

1&S& Senator 8ose/h +ie(erman meets 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (left) in the rime !inisterCs office in =el Aviv, Israel on 8uly #, 3<<H& 8ose/h +ie(erman is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations, an internationalist organi.ation in 2e' 7or6 City& ( hoto (y Avi BhayonA" B via "etty Images)

Congress'oman 8ane Harman a//ears 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon&

Israeli Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni (center) stands 'ith Senator 8ose/h +ie(erman (left) and Senator 8ohn !ccain (efore a dinner meeting 'ith a 1&S& Senate delegation in 8erusalem on Decem(er #%, 3<<>& =.i/i +ivni is a former !ossad agent& (!enahem 5ahanaAAF A"etty Images)

1&S& Senator 8aco( 8avits meets "olda !eir in Israel in #$%<& ( hoto) 5avits: The Autobiogra&hy of a (ublic Man (y Senator 8aco( 5& 8avits 'ith Rafael Stein(erg)

Senator "eorge !c"overn (center) visits rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Ra(in (left) at his home in =el Aviv in A/ril #$%?&

David 0en:"urion chats 'ith 1&S& Senator 8aco( 5& 8avits& ( hoto) 5avits: The Autobiogra&hy of a (ublic Man (y Senator 8aco( 5& 8avits 'ith Rafael Stein(erg)

Senator 8ose/h +ie(erman (left) 'atches former rime !inister of Israel 0enGamin 2etanyahu (center) sha6es hands 'ith Senator 8esse Helms (right) /rior to his (riefing on the Israeli: alestinian conflict to mem(ers of the 1&S& Senate on Ca/itol Hill on A/ril #<, 3<<3& 8ose/h +ie(erman is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto (y Ale, *ongA"etty Images)

Re/u(lican arty /residential candidate Senator 8ohn !cCain (center) and Senator 8oe +ie(erman (left) 'orshi/ at the *ailing *all in 8erusalem on !arch #$, 3<<4& 8ohn !cCain and 8oe +ie(erman are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto (y David SilvermanA"etty Images)

+eft to right) 1&S& Senator 8ohn !cCain, conference Chairman Horst =eltschi6, Israeli Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni, and 1&S& Senator 8oe +ie(erman tal6 together (efore dinner at the 0ayerischer Hof Hotel in !unich, "ermany on Fe(ruary $, 3<<%& =he H;rd Conference on Security olicy 'as held in !unich, "ermany from Fe(ruary $:##, 3<<%& !cCain and +ie(erman are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& =eltschi6 attended several 0ilder(erg !eetings in the /ast& (AF A"etty Images)

rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (R) /oses for /hotos 'ith congressional leaders, including Senate !aGority +eader 0ill Frist (R:=2), (efore a dinner at the 0lair House in *ashington, D&C& on A/ril #3, 3<<?& 9arlier in the day, Sharon met 'ith 8e'ish mem(ers of Congress and ne' *orld 0an6 resident aul *olfo'it.& 0ill Frist is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& (8B2A=HA2 9R2S=AReutersACor(is)

1&S& Senator Dianne Feinstein (Democrat:California), a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a mem(er of the =rilateral Commission, greets Shimon eres (left), the acting rime !inister of Israel, in #$$?& ( hoto) Bfficial *e(site of 1&S& Senator Dianne Feinstein)

Israel@s resident Shimon eres, right, sha6es hands 'ith 1&S& Senator 8ohn 5erry during their meeting at the resident@s residence in 8erusalem on Friday, Fe(ruary 3<, 3<<$& (Associated ress)

Israel@s Defense !inister 9hud 0ara6 (+) sha6es hands 'ith 1&S& Senator 8ohn 5erry (D:!A) during their meeting in =el Aviv on Fe(ruary #$, 3<<$, in this /icture released (y the Israeli Defense !inistry& (Reuters)

1&S& Senator 8ohn 5erry (D:!A) and Israel@s Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni (R) stand in front of the remains of roc6ets fired (y alestinian:Ara( terrorists in "a.a, during a visit to a /olice station in the southern Israeli to'n of Sderot on Fe(ruary #$, 3<<$& (Reuters)

HAROL# PRATT HO(SE

!rime Minister of Israel #en;amin <etan2ah% spea0s at the 3o%ncil on 8oreign Relations in <e1 /or0 3it2 on J%l2 5, 69(9. +Gett2 Images. http:,,111.da2life.com,photo,9b=1*Gf>)I("-?@Aco%ncilBonBforeignBrelations

Israeli o//osition leader and former Foreign !inister =.i/i +ivni s/ea6s at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2e' 7or6 City on !ay ?, 3<<$& (Reuters)

Israeli -ice rime !inister Shimon eres (left) chats 'ith /u(lisher !ortimer Juc6erman at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2e' 7or6 City on 8uly ;#, 3<<>& ( hoto (y Chris HondrosA"etty Images)

!rime Minister of Israel #en;amin <etan2ah% spea0s at the 3o%ncil on 8oreign Relations in <e1 /or0 3it2 on J%l2 5, 69(9. +Gett2 Images. http:,,111.da2life.com,photo,9c@5)CH:@>(A5?@Aco%ncilBonBforeignBrelations

Shimon eres and *inston +ord (right, smiling) are seen 'al6 outside the Harold ratt House in 2e' 7or6 City& *inston +ord is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a mem(er of S6ull & 0ones& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

+eft /hoto) Council on Foreign Relations resident +eslie H& "el( (standing at right) 'atches Shimon eres, the !inister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, sha6es hands 'ith Council on Foreign Relations Chairman eter "& eterson in front of the Harold ratt House on Se/tem(er 3$, #$$;& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort) Right /hoto) 9d'ard 0leier 'atches IsraelCs !inister of Foreign Affairs Shimon eres deliver a s/eech to mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations on Se/tem(er 3$, #$$;& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

!oshe Dayan, 9/hraim 9vron, and resident of Carnegie 9ndo'ment for International eace =homas +& Hughes 'al6 u/ the stairs at the Harold ratt House& =homas +& Hughes is a Rhodes Scholar and a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

IsraelCs !inister of Defense !oshe Arens (left) and former 2ational Security Advisor !c"eorge 0undy a//ear at the Harold ratt House on Decem(er #3, #$4;& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Henry Siegman, former rime !inister of Israel Shimon eres, "ad 7aaco(i, and Collette Avital meet at the Harold ratt House on !ay 3;, #$$H& Henry Siegman is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Ariel Sharon tal6s to Alton Frye at the Harold ratt House on Se/tem(er #;, #$4$& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

9dgar 0ronfman (left) tal6s to !oshe Arad (center), the Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S& and !oshe Arens (right), the Israeli !inister of Foreign Affairs, at the Harold ratt House on !arch #>, #$4$& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Israeli Defense !inister 7it.ha6 Ra(in and *arren Christo/her a//ear at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting in +os Angeles& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Richard C& Hottelet (left) tal6s to A((a 9(an, former Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S&, at a meeting on !ay %, #$$#& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

!orton +& 8an6lo' greets Shimon eres (left) at the Harold ratt House on 8une #$, #$$<& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Ho'ard !& SLuadron (right) and +ally *eymouth (center) invite +eah Ra(in to the Harold ratt House on Decem(er #3, #$$?& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

+aurence A& =isch a//ears 'ith rime !inister of Israel 7it.ha6 Shamir at the Harold ratt House in 2e' 7or6 City on !arch 3#, #$4$& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

7it.ha6 Shamir tal6s to former 1&S& Am(assador to Israel Samuel *& +e'is and 8ohn =em/le S'ing (center) in #$4>& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Former Israel Am(assador to the 1&S& A((a 9(an, Council on Foreign Relations resident eter =arnoff, and former 1&S& Am(assador to Israel Samuel *& +e'is enGoy a lu,urious dinner at the Harold ratt House on A/ril 3>, #$44& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Raghida Dergham listens as Itamar Ra(inovitch, former Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S&, ma6e a s/eech at a Council on Foreign Relations meeting on 2ovem(er 3<, #$$>& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Shimon eres meets 'ith Amos erlmutter, and 0ar(ara =uchman& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

Former 1&S& Am(assador to the Soviet 1nion Ro(ert S& Strauss (left) listens to former rime !inister of Israel Shimon eres at the Harold ratt House on 2ovem(er 3#, #$$%& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

+eft /hoto) Stuart 9i.enstat is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort) Right /hoto) 7it.ha6 Ra(in (left) and Ivan Selin a//ear together at the Harold ratt House on !arch H, #$$#& ( hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Annual Re/ort)

8eff De+aurentis invites 2atan Sharans6y to the Harold ratt House on Bcto(er 3$, #$4%& ( hoto) CFR Annual Re/ort)

SPECIAL INTERESTS

rime !inister of Israel 9hud Blmert (left) and former 1&S& Am(assador to Israel !artin Indy6 attend the 2ational Security Studies @Security Challenges of the 3#st& Century@ Conference in =el Aviv, Israel on Decem(er ##, 3<<%& ( oolA"etty Images)

Left photo: Martin Ind20 +left., former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, "isits Shimon !eres, !resident of Israel. +!hoto: http:,,111.danhotels.com,read<e1s.asp?priorit2A65DbarA>. Right photo: R%pert M%rdoch, chairman of the board of <e1s 3orp. and o1ner of 8oE <e1s 3hannel, meets 1ith !rime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon. R%pert M%rdoch is a member of the 3o%ncil on 8oreign Relations. +!hoto: http:,,111.fpp.co.%0,online,96,9F,M%rdoch(.html.

8ormer Go"ernor of <e1 /or0 -homas =. e1e2 "isits a"id #en$G%rion +left. on Gctober F, ()FF. -homas =. e1e2 1as a member of the 3o%ncil on 8oreign Relations.

+eft to right) 9leanor Roosevelt, Israeli Army Chief of Staff "eneral !oshe Dayan, Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S& A((a 9(an, and "overnor of 2e' 7or6 Averell Harriman stand together at a mass meeting for Israel in 2e' 7or6 City& Averell Harriman 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a mem(er of S6ull & 0ones at 7ale 1niversity& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in the /hotogra/hic (oo6 Moshe *ayan: A (ortrait (edited (y inchas 8urman P Dodd, !ead & Com/any, 2e' 7or6, #$>4)&

QSalute to FreedomQ rally for Israel@s #<th Anniversary 'as held at the olo "rounds in 2e' 7or6 City on A/ril 3%, #$?4& From left to right) former "overnor of 2e' 7or6 Her(ert +ehman, 9leanor Roosevelt, Israel Army Chief of Staff "en& !oshe Dayan, Israeli Am(assador to the 1&S& A((a 9(an, and "overnor of 2e' 7or6 Averell Harriman& (0ettmannACBR0IS)

Ral/h 8& 0unche (left), acting mediator for the 1nited 2ations in alestine, meets 'ith David 0en:"urion, rime !inister of Israel, in =el Aviv, Israel on Decem(er #3, #$H4& Ral/h 8& 0unche 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& (0ettmannACBR0IS)

!rime Minister of Israel a"id #en$G%rion +left. meets 1ith United <ations negotiator Ralph #%nche in -el A"i", Israel in ()F5. +A! !hoto. htt/)AA'''&haaret.&comA'ee6endA'ee6:s:endAtimes:they:aren:t:a:changin&/remium:#&H;?#$H

United <ations negotiator Ralph #%nche +left. meets 1ith Israeli diplomat Abba =ban.

"olda !eir, the rime !inister of Israel, tal6s to Arthur 8& "old(erg at the Israeli em(assy in *ashington, D&C& on Fe(ruary 3%, #$%;& Arthur 8& "old(erg 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former 8ustice of the 1&S& Su/reme Court& ( hoto) "olda !eir hoto Collection at the 1niversity of *isconsin at !il'au6ee +i(raries)

Right) 2e' 7or6 City !ayor 8ohn -& +indsay gives rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir a 6ey of the city in front of the City Hall in 2e' 7or6 City on Se/tem(er 3$, #$>$& 8ohn -& +indsay 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a mem(er of Scroll & 5ey, a secret society at 7ale 1niversity& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in the "olda !eir hoto Collection at the 1niversity of *isconsin at !il'au6ee +i(raries&

Armand Hammer (left), the Chairman of the (oard of Bccidental etroleum, visits rime !inister of Israel !enachem 0egin in #$4#& ( hoto) $ammer (y Armand Hammer)

9ugene 0lac6 stands (eside Defense !inister !oshe Dayan& 9ugene 0lac6 'as a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations and a /resident of the *orld 0an6 from #$H$ to #$>3& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in the /hotogra/hic (oo6 Moshe *ayan: A (ortrait (edited (y inchas 8urman P Dodd, !ead & Com/any, 2e' 7or6, #$>4)&

Simon *iesenthal sha6es hands 'ith resident 8immy Carter at the *hite House in August #$4<& ( hoto) Simon Wiesenthal: A Life in Search of 5ustice (y Hella ic6)

Anti:Defamation +eague national director A(raham H& Fo,man (left) meets 'ith Shimon eres, the De/uty rime !inister of Israel, on !ay $, 3<<?& A(raham H& Fo,man is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations&

A(raham H& Fo,man (left), the 2ational Director of the Anti:Defamation +eague, visits rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon in 8erusalem& A(raham H& Fo,man is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations&

9d'ard R& !urro' meets 'ith rime !inister of Israel David 0en:"urion in #$?>& ( hoto) (rime Time: The Life of 'd"ard !) Murro" (y Ale,ander 5endric6)

David 0en:"urion (left) tal6s to Adlai 9& Stevenson& =his /hoto 'as /u(lished in *ays of *avid +en ,urion, a (oo6 edited (y Bhad Jmora, !ordechai 0ar6ai, 2ahum unda6, and Israel Stoc6mann ("rossman u(lishers, 2e' 7or6, #$>%)&

+eft /hoto) 8ames H& =isch (left) s/ea6s 'ith 5nesset s/ea6er Avraham 0urg& Right /hoto) Council on Foreign Relations Chairman David Roc6efeller and rime !inister of Israel "olda !eir a//ear at a /arty at the Harold ratt House in #$%;& (Source) Continuing the In6uiry: The Council on 7oreign !elations from 0120 to 0118 (y eter "rose, /age ??)

rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (right) receives the Anti:Defamation +eague@s Distinguished Statesman A'ard from AD+ 2ational Director A(raham H& Fo,man in *ashington, D&C& on !ay >, 3<<3& Ariel Sharon met 'ith resident "eorge *& 0ush on !ay %, 3<<3& A(raham H& Fo,man is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto (y Stefan Ja6linA"etty Images)

IsraelCs De/uty rime !inister Shimon eres (right) tal6s 'ith Richard Hol(roo6e, former 1&S& Re/resentative to the 1nited 2ations, at the o/ening of the second conference of 2o(el +aureates in etra, 8ordan on 8une 3#, 3<<>& ( hoto (y Salah !al6a'iA "etty Images)

IsraelCs !inister of Defense 7i.ha6 Ra(in (left) meets 'ith former resident 8immy Carter in !arch #$4%& (Source) it.hak !abin/ 012230114 (y Dov 0& 0en:!eir)

+eft /hoto) 9lie *iesel tal6s to 7it.ha6 Ra(in (left)& Right /hoto) De/uty rime !inister and !inister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom (second from left) meets 'ith the heads of the Conference of residents of !aGor American 8e'ish Brgani.ations, 9,ecutive -ice Chairman !alcolm Hoenlein (far left), outgoing Chairman 8ames =isch (second from right) and ne' Chairman Harold =anner (far right) on 8une 3%, 3<<?& =isch,
Hoenlein, and =anner are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations&

=he Reverend 8esse 8ac6son (left) meets 'ith Israeli Foreign !inister Shimon eres in =el Aviv, Israel on 8uly 34, 3<<3& (Hava6u6 +evisonAReutersACBR0IS)

=he Reverend 8esse 8ac6son (left) em(races Israeli Foreign !inister Shimon eres (efore their meeting in eres@ office in =el Aviv, Israel on 8uly 34, 3<<3& ( hoto (y David SilvermanA"etty Images)

+eft /hoto) "a(riel 9rem (left), Ro(ert Hormats (center), and 0enGamin D0i(iE 2etanyahu smile for the camera& Ro(ert Hormats is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) htt/)AA'''&#?minutesmaga.ine&comAarchivesAissueO44A/o'O<4<>:<H&htm) Right /hoto) !alcolm Hoenlein (left), the 9,ecutive -ice Chairman of Conference of residents of !aGor American 8e'ish Brgani.ations, meets 'ith 0enGamin D0i(iE 2etanyahu& !alcolm Hoenlein is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) htt/)AA'''&#?minutesmaga.ine&comAarchivesAissueO44A/o'O<4<>:<H&htm)

Former resident 0ill Clinton visits rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon&

Former Secretary of State 8ames A& 0a6er III, Secretary of State Condolee..a Rice, and rime Ariel Sharon are sitting in the (ac6ground 'hile Senator Hillary Clinton and her hus(and 0ill Clinton are sitting in the foreground during their visit to 7it.ha6 Ra(inCs memorial service in Israel on 2ovem(er #H, 3<<?& 0a6er, Rice, and 0ill Clinton are mem(ers of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto (y Israel Hadari: oolA"etty Images)

Former 1&S& resident 0ill Clinton, flan6ed (y Itamar Ra(inovich (left), resident of =el Aviv 1niversity, and rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (right), receives an honorary doctorate in =el Aviv on 8anuary 3<, 3<<3& ( hoto (y David SilvermanA"etty Images)

rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon sha6es hands 'ith former resident 0ill Clinton during their meeting in Sharon@s office at the Defense !inistry in =el Aviv, Israel on Se/tem(er 3#, 3<<;& Clinton arrived in Israel to attend Shimon eres@s 4<th (irthday festivities& ( hoto (y Heidi +evine: oolA"etty Images)

Former 1&S& resident 0ill Clinton (left) a//ears 'ith rime !inister of Israel Ariel Sharon (second from left), Foreign !inister of Israel Shimon eres (second from right) and !ayor of 8erusalem 9hud Blmert (right) at Ariel SharonCs house in 8erusalem on 8anuary 3#, 3<<3& ( hoto (y Avi BhayonA" BA"etty Images)

Former 1&S& Am(assador to Israel !artin S& Indy6, former 1&S& resident 0ill Clinton, and Israeli (usinessman Haim Sa(an meet /rivately&

+eft to right) Shimon eres, A0C Gournalist =ed 5o//el, former resident 0ill Clinton, and Israeli (usinessman Haim Sa(an smile for the camera& ( hoto) 0roo6ings Institution)

In this /hoto /rovided (y the A//eal of Conscience Foundation, Ra((i Arthur Schneier (right), resident and Founder of the A//eal of Conscience Foundation, greets IsraelCs resident Shimon eres (center) and former 1&S& Secretary of State Henry 5issinger during the A//eal of Conscience Foundation annual dinner in 2e' 7or6 City on Se/tem(er 3#, 3<#<& (A hoto)

Israeli Defense !inister of Israel 9hud 0ara6 (right), a candidate for the rime !inister /osition in the u/coing Fe(ruary #<, 3<<$ elections, a//ears 'ith 2e' 7or6 City !ayor !ichael 0loom(erg (left) in =el Aviv, Israel on 8anuary H, 3<<$& !ichael 0loom(erg is a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations& ( hoto) htt/)AAcanary/a/ers&'ord/ress&comA3<<$A<#A<?Athe:children:of:/alestine:a:/hoto:essay:on:israels:'ar:crimes:in:ga.aA)

Former 1&S& Secretary of State Henry 5issinger (left), former rime !inister of "reat 0ritain =ony 0lair (center), and IsraelCs resident Shimon eres sit for a chat at the resident@s Conference in 8erusalem, Israel on 8une #$, 3<#3&

IsraelCs resident Shimon eres (right) a//ears 'ith A0C Gournalist 0ar(ara *alters (left), a mem(er of the Council on Foreign Relations&

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