Putting the 'Israel Lobby' in PerspectiveQuicklink submitted by Joan Brunwasser Permalink
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|The essential flaw in the Mearsheimer-Walt argument is not the authors' exaggeration of the pro-Israel lobby's power.Rather, the most serious fault lies in the professors' conclusion -- soothing in this day and age -- that U.S. Middle East policy would become "more temperate" were the influence of the Israel lobby to be curtailed.This conclusion is undercut by the remarkable continuities in U.S.Middle East policy since Truman|
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