Monday, 24 September 2007

The Israeli Lobby in a 'Free Democracy'

Two American professors have done something quite unprecedented, and possibly quite courageous, in their newly-published book:
‘The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy’

“The real reason why American politicians are so deferential is the political power of the Israel lobby.”

The entire first chapter has been published by The New York Times
Here's an extract:

America is about to enter a presidential election year. Although the outcome is of course impossible to predict at this stage, certain features of the campaign are easy to foresee. The candidates will inevitably differ on various domestic issues-health care, abortion, gay marriage, taxes, education, immigration-and spirited debates are certain to erupt on a host of foreign policy questions as well......

.....Yet on one subject, we can be equally confident that the candidates will speak with one voice. In 2008, as in previous election years, serious candidates for the highest office in the land will go to considerable lengths to express their deep personal commitment to one foreign country-Israel-as well as their determination to maintain unyielding U.S. support for the Jewish state.

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