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That 'Israel Lobby' Controversy? History Has Proven Us Right

| Oct. 02, 2017

Ten years ago, John Mearsheimer and I published a controversial article and subsequent book examining the impact of the "Israel Lobby" — that is, a loose coalition of pro-Israel individuals and organizations like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Christians United for Israel, just to name a few. We argued that decades of unconditional U.S. support for Israel — the so-called "special relationship" — is not explained by U.S. strategic interests or by shared values, as is often claimed, but is due primarily to the political efforts and activities of the lobby....

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For Academic Citation: Walt, Stephen M.“That 'Israel Lobby' Controversy? History Has Proven Us Right .” Jewish Daily Forward, October 2, 2017.

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Stephen Walt