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Israel Lobby

AIPAC Is the Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Lobby by Mitchell Bard, The Times of Israel, March 30, 2017

No One Is Afraid of AIPAC by Armin Rosen, Tablet, January 5, 2017

The flagship pro-Israel lobbying organization failed to stop Obama’s Iran Deal. It may lose even more influence under Trump.

AIPAC Shatters Myth of Not Representing American Jews by Mitchell Bard, The Times of Israel, March 23, 2016

AIPAC in the Age of Trump by Michael J. Koplow, Israel Policy Forum, March 18, 2016

Why I’m increasing my donation to AIPAC by Uri Pilichowski, The Times of Israel, September 16, 2015

How Social Psychology Explains the Erosion of the Bipartisan Pro-Israel Consensus in America, and why this trend is disastrous for pro-Israel policy by David Schraub, Tablet, August 31, 2015 (see also Part II, How To Save The Bipartisan Pro-Israel Consensus—Without Compromising Its Message: Three steps the pro-Israel community should take today by David Schraub, Tablet, September 2, 2015)

Aipac Is Good for America by Shmuel Rosner, New York Times, March 4, 2014

After AIPAC and J Street, Israel’s third lobby: ZPAC? by Ben Caspit, Al-Monitor Israel Pulse, February 28, 2014

Walt and Mearsheimer’s victory by Richard Baehr, Israel Hayom, February 13, 2014

The Organized Campaign against AIPAC by Shmuel Rosner, Jewish Journal, February 12, 2014

Why AIPAC Is Good for the Jews – and For Everyone Else by Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest, April 5, 2010The Arab Lobby

The Israel Lobby is Me by Michael Sean Winters, America (The National Catholic Magazine), March 12, 2009

An open letter to Professors Mearsheimer and Walt by Maurice Ostroff, June 12, 2008

The Fraudulent Scholarship of Professors Walt and Mearsheimer by Alex Safian, CAMERA, February 11, 2008

Israel’s true friends by Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2008

“The pro-Israel lobby is not responsible for congressional support for a strong alliance with Israel. Like the vast majority of Americans, we support Israel for a very basic and obvious reason: America is at its best when we align ourselves with allies that share our values of tolerance, freedom and democracy.”

Israel’s ties that bind: Shared history and values, not the lobby, unite Israel and the U.S. by Mitchell Bard, Los Angeles Times, January 10, 2008

“Although John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt accuse the ‘Israel lobby’ of bullying American politicians into a positive relationship with Israel, the truth is that the long-standing U.S.-Israel alliance exists because it is good for America.”

The U.S.-Israel Relationship: Fact and Fiction by David A. Harris, American Jewish Committee, Presentation to the German Council on Foreign Relations, December 17, 2007

Are American Jews Too Powerful? Not Even Close. by Ruth Wisse, Washington Post, November 4, 2007

Dual Loyalties by Leslie H. Gelb, New York Times, September 23, 2007

“The authors are mostly wrong, as well as dangerously misleading. [….]  Why have two such serious students of United States foreign policy written so weak a book and added fuel, inadvertently, to the fires of anti-Semitism?”

Rationalizing Israel Out of Existence by Richard Cohen, Washington Post, September 11, 2007

“Mearsheimer and Walt disappoint. They had an observation worth making and a position worth debating. But their argument is so dry, so one-sided — an Israel lobby that leads America around by the nose — they suggest that not only do they not know Israel, they don’t know America, either.”

Deceitful Academics Spin Paranoid Fantasy of Pro-Israel Lobby by Charles Taylor, Bloomberg News, September 10, 2007

The Deadliest LiesThe ‘Israel Lobby’ Myth by George P. Shultz, U.S. News & World Report, September 9, 2007

An Open Letter to Harvard’s Stephen Walt by Los Angeles City Councilman Jack Weiss, The Jewish Journal (Los Angeles), September 8, 2007

Anti-Semitism and the Anti-Israel Lobby by Jeff Robbins, Wall Street Journal, September 7, 2007

Mearsheimer’s Blunder by Alex Safian, Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), September 5, 2007

The Lobby, by David Remnick, New Yorker, September 3, 2007

Understanding the U.S.-Israel Alliance: An Israeli Response to the Walt-Mearsheimer Claim by Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Jerusalem Viewpoints, September 2007

Two Professors Fail To Clean Up Their Act by Ira Stoll, New York Sun, August 29, 2007

Missing the Point by Ben Fishman, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, National Interest Online, August 27, 2007

The Wrong Guys, The Forward editorial, August 22, 2007

“The trick follows a typical pattern. Step one: Publish your views in as provocative a manner as possible. Use words like “apartheid,” as Jimmy Carter did in his book, or paint Jewish lobbying efforts in darkly conspiratorial terms, as Walt and Mearsheimer did in a paper published last year. Step two: Dare the Jewish community to lash out at you, then whine about being victimized by bullies. Step three: Implore fair-minded liberals to line up behind you, forcing them to choose between endorsing your vision — however skewed — or becoming part of the censorship juggernaut.”

Backlash Over Book on Policy for Israel by Patricia Cohen, New York Times, August 16, 2007

Yes, It’s Anti-Semitic by Eliot A. Cohen, Washington Post, April 5, 2006

Overstating Jewish Power: Mearsheimer and Walt give too much credit to the Israeli lobby by Christopher Hitchens, Slate, March 27, 2006

Kalb Upbraids Harvard Dean Over Israel by Meghan Clyne, New York Sun, March 21, 2006

“They quote only those people who basically have this point of view and don’t take a serious look at anything in a more profound way. It is masquerading as scholarship.” –Dennis Ross (President Clinton’s special Middle East envoy)

When Should We Stop Supporting Israel? by Victor Davis Hanson, Private Papers, March 28, 2004