President Donald Trump is the latest in a succession of U.S. presidents pledging unbreakable support for Israel. Last year, for instance, the U.S. signed a $38-billion military aid package with the Israelis even as Washington pressed Israel to make peace with the Palestinians.
As a presidential candidate, Trump signaled an intent to bolster Israel, but in the early days of the his administration, the language of support has become less robust.
This week, the public will get an important glimpse of the status of the relationship between these two countries, when Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House for the first time.
On February 15, the two leaders will hold a joint press conference. NPR will publish the transcript with annotation and fact-checking after the conference, below.