The Israel Lobby Debate
The Israel Lobby
by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, LONDON
REVIEW OF BOOKS, March 23, 2006
"For the past several decades, and especially since the Six-Day War in 1967, the centerpiece of US Middle
Eastern policy has been its relationship with Israel. The combination of unwavering support for Israel and the related effort to spread
'democracy' throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardized not only US security but that of much of the rest of the
There Is No New Anti-Semitism
by Rabbi Michael Lerner,
BALTIMORE CHRONICLE, February, 2, 2007
"What the Jewish establishment organizations have done is to make invisible the strong roots in Judaism for
a different kind of policy."
Yes, It's Anti-Semitic
By Eliot A.
Cohen, WASHINGTON POST, April 5, 2006
"Mearsheimer and Walt conceive of The Lobby as a conspiracy between the WASHINGTON TIMES and THE NEW YORK TIMES, the
Democratic-leaning Brookings Institution and Republican-leaning American Enterprise Institute, architects of the Oslo accords and their most vigorous opponents."
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"Study Alleging Dominant Influence of Israeli Lobby Sparks Heated Fallout," May 24, 2006.
By Glenn Frankel, WASHINGTON POST, July 16, 2006
"In search of the truth about the Israel lobby's influence on Washington."
A 'Two-State Solution,'
By Martin Indyk, WASHINGTON POST, June 15, 2007
"Abbas and Fatah have in effect conceded Gaza to Hamas while they hold on to the West Bank. Hamastan and Fatahstine: a "two-state solution" -- just not the one that George W. Bush had in mind."
The Saban Center for Middle East Policy
"The Saban Center conducts original research and develops innovative programs to promote a better understanding of the policy choices facing American decision-makers in the Middle East."
Perspectives on the Annapolis Summit
More than 40 nations invited to Annapolis
YNET, November 20, 2007
"White House issues formal invitations to peace conference despite admitting it likely won't result in steadfast results."
Thousands Demonstrate in Jerusalem Against Annapolis
by Hana Levi Julian, ISARELI NATIONAL NEWS, November 27, 2007
"Knesset Members, prominent rabbis and leaders of the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria (Yesha) addressed thousands of Jews Sunday night protesting against discussions being held between U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair, who represented the U.S., Russia, United Nations and European Union."
Bush optimistic about
ALJAZEERA, November 26, 2007
"Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist group which is not among those invited to the talks, said it will not be bound by any decisions made in the US."
Cinderella at Annapolis
THE ECONOMIST, November
"Muddled expectations and mismanaged diplomacy may mean that the Annapolis peace summit achieves far less than its backers once hoped."
GOP Candidates Voice Wariness Over Annapolis
By Eli Lake, NY SUN, November
"Republican candidates for the presidency are distancing themselves from President Bush's effort to broker a Middle East peace at an ambitious Arab-Israeli summit that will begin next week."
Israel, Palestine, Crab Cakes
By Roger Cohen, NEW YORK TIMES, November
"Hope is a shrinking refuge. Annapolis looks like a looming photo-op. Even photo-op-plus would be something at this stage."
Evangelicals for Social Action
"Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) is an association of Christians seeking to promote Christian engagement, analysis and understanding of major social, cultural and public policy issues."
The Evangelical Scandal
Interview by Stan Guthrie, CHRISTIANITY TODAY, November
"Ron Sider says the movement is riddled with hypocrisy, and that it's time for serious change."
Evangelical Voters, Practice What You Preach
By Ronald J. Sider, BELIEFNET
"At this moment of alleged political clout, let's look to the Bible, not to political parties, to set the agenda."
For the Common Good
by Ronald J. Sider, SOJOURNERS, April 2007
"A biblical perspective on the role of government."
Israel Policy Forum
"Israel Policy Forum (IPF) advocates for active and sustained American diplomatic efforts, which are essential to achieving a comprehensive settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict."
Read recent posts by M.J. Rosenberg on Josh Marshall's TPM Cafe.
Letter to President Bush From Evangelical
NEW YORK TIMES, July 29, 2007
"We also write to correct a serious misperception among some people including some U.S. policymakers that all American evangelicals are opposed to a two-state solution and creation of a new Palestinian state that includes the vast majority of the West Bank. Nothing could be further from the truth."
When U.S. Foreign Policy Meets Biblical Prophecy
By Paul S. Boyer,
AlterNet. February 20, 2003
"Does the Bible foretell regime change in Iraq? Did God establish Israel's boundaries millennia ago? Is the United Nations a forerunner of a satanic world order? For millions of Americans, the answer to all those questions is a resounding yes."