The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Mearsheimer, John J., Walt, Stephen M.
Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Year Published:  2007  
Price:  $25   ISBN:  0-374-17772-4
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX6996

Mearsheimer and Walt describe the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel and argue that this support cannot be fully explained in 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 contend that the lobby has a far-reaching impact on America's posture throughout the Middle East and the policies it has encouraged are in neither America's national interest nor Israel's long-term interest.

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