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Subject: The Israel Lobby by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, publishedintheLondonReviewofBooksVol.
lightningtest    3/27/2006 10:05:17 AM
The Israel Lobby by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, publishedintheLondonReviewofBooksVol.28,No.6(March23,2006) "For the past several decades, and especially since the Six-Day War in 1967, the centrepiece of US Middle Eastern policy has been its relationship with Israel." ... "Why has the US been willing to set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order to advance the interests of another state? One might assume that the bond between the two countries was based on shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives, but neither explanation can account for the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the US provides." "Opendebatewillexposethelimits ofthestrategic andmoralcaseforone sidedU.S.supportandcouldmovetheUnitedStatestoapositionmoreconsistentwithitsownnationalinterest,withtheinterestsoftheotherstatesintheregion,andwithIsrael?slong terminterestsaswell."
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