Israeli-Iranian relations: past friendship, current hostility

Marta Furlan*

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With decades of multilayered close cooperation transformed into outright hostility, Iran and Israel have been trying to strengthen their strategic posture vis-à-vis each other: Israel by attacking Iranian-related targets in Syria and befriending Arab countries; Iran by supporting armed militias and terror organisations and pursuing a nuclear weapons programme. While neither state seems interested in military confrontation, miscalculations can never be fully excluded.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-183
Number of pages14
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number2
Early online date18 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Israel
  • Iran
  • Bilateral relations
  • Middle East
  • United States


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