The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

83 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2006  

John J. Mearsheimer

University of Chicago - Department of Political Science

Stephen M. Walt

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

Date Written: March 2006

Abstract

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

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

John J. Mearsheimer

University of Chicago - Department of Political Science ( email )

Chicago, IL 60637
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Stephen M. Walt (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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