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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Well researched and persuasive. - Goodreads
good reference book. - Goodreads
It is stunningly well researched and documented. - Overstock.com

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User Review  - Abanob Ibrahim - Goodreads

fair fair fair impartial high level of history accuracy objective and definitely not racist to any religion or any of the conflict sides loved it Read full review

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User 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

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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