The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy
Penguin Books Limited, Jun 26, 2008 - Political Science - 496 pages
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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Review: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign PolicyUser Review - Hamza - Goodreads
This is overall a very good book, but the authors spend way too much time reiterating the fact that the believe Israel has a right to exist as a Jewish state. This right after criticizing just about ... Read full review
Review: The Israel Lobby and US Foreign PolicyUser Review - Nelson - Goodreads
Riveting. First, I need to call out the guy who said, "A lot of Americans still have residual respect for Israel, and this book ought to smash that out of their skulls once and for all." This book is ... Read full review