83 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2006
Date Written: March 2006
The centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy is its intimate relationship with Israel. Though often justified as reflecting shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives, the U.S. commitment to Israel is due primarily to the activities of the "Israel Lobby." This paper describes the various activities that pro-Israel groups have undertaken in order to shift U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction.
Keywords: International Affairs, Globalization, International Security, Political Science
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Mearsheimer, John J. and Walt, Stephen M., The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (March 2006). KSG Working Paper No. RWP06-011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=891198 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.891198