The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

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Penguin Books Limited, Jun 26, 2008 - Political Science - 496 pages
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Does America’s pro-Israel lobby wield inappropriate control over US foreign policy?

This book has created a storm of controversy by bringing out into the open America’s relationship with the Israel lobby: a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape foreign policy in a way that is profoundly damaging both to the United States and Israel itself.

Israel is an important, valued American ally, yet Mearsheimer and Walt show that, by encouraging unconditional US financial and diplomatic support for Israel and promoting the use of its power to remake the Middle East, the lobby has jeopardized America’s and Israel’s long-term security and put other countries – including Britain – at risk.

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The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2007 In March 2006 Mearsheimer and Walt published in number 6 of volume 28 of ... Read full review

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Steven Rosen, the former AIPAC official, illustrates AIPAC's power for the New Yorker's magazine's Jeffrey Goldberg by putting a napkin in front of him and saying, "In twenty-four hours, we could have ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

John J Mearsheimer is Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and Stephen M Walt is Professor of International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard.

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