Israel Lobby and U. S. Foreign Policy

ISBN-10: 0374531501

ISBN-13: 9780374531508

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The Israel Lobby,1; by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard7;s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in theLondon Review of Booksin March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy. Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt deepen and expand their argument and confront recent developments in Lebanon and Iran. They describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argues that this support cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds. This exceptional relationship is due largely to the political influence of a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction. Mearsheimer and Walt provocatively contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America7;s posture throughout the Middle East-in Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, and toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict-and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America7;s national interest nor Israel7;s long-term interest. The lobby7;s influence also affects America7;s relationship with important allies and increases dangers that all states face from global jihadist terror. Writing inThe New York Review of Books, Michael Massing declared, 0;Not sinceForeign Affairsmagazine published Samuel Huntington7;s 6;The Clash of Civilizations?7; in 1993 has an academic essay detonated with such force.1; The publication ofThe Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policyis certain to widen the debate and to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

He is R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago & a regular contributor to The New Republic & The Atlantic.

Preface
Introduction
The United States, Israel, and the Lobby
The Great Benefactor
Israel: Strategic Asset or Liability?
A Dwindling Moral Case
What Is the "Israel Lobby"?
Guiding the Policy Process
Dominating Public Discourse
The Lobby in Action
Introduction to Part II
The Lobby Versus the Palestinians
Iraq and Dreams of Transforming the Middle East
Taking Aim at Syria
Iran in the Crosshairs
The Lobby and the Second Lebanon War
Conclusion: What Is to Be Done?
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index
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