The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: John J. Mearsheimer, Stephen M. Walt
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by dank-nuggetz   2019-07-21

>AIPAC doesnt spend that much money compared to other lobby groups

They are one of the most powerful lobbying groups in this country and by FAR the most powerful with regards to foreign policy.

Read this book.

A little about the author:

"John J. Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point in 1970 and then served five years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He then started graduate school in political science at Cornell University in 1975. He received his Ph.D. in 1980. He spent the 1979-1980 academic year as a research fellow at the Brookings Institution, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center for International Affairs from 1980 to 1982. During the 1998-1999 academic year, he was the Whitney H. Shepardson Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York."

He's a brilliant writer and this book in particular lays a very solid groundwork for understanding just how much Israel has us on puppet strings. Oman may been an actual anti-semite, but the points she's making are not anti-semitic.

by nixed9   2019-07-21

Because the current government of Israel is far-right warhawks who need constant conflict so they can always be "defending themselves" and keep political power, and they do not tolerate ANY criticism

American is a thing that can be easily moved - Benjamin Netanyahu, unaware he is being recorded.

9/11 Was good for Israel because it shifted public opinion away from arabs and towards Israel - Netanyahu

See also: Mearsheimer & Walt, The Israel lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, Published: 2007 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux. Available at: > "Pressure from Israel and the lobby was not the only factor behind the Bush administration's decision to attack Iraq in March 2003, but it was a critical element."


Pro-Israel Lobby caught on tape boasting that its money influences Washington (WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT Rep OMAR WAS SAYING)

Netanyahu says THERE IS NO DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION FOR GAZA as he renews calls for military action - Times of Israel, Nov 2018

Netanyahu Beating War Drums is about Politics More Than Security - Haaretz, Nov 2018

by AdmirableLoquat   2019-07-21

> The reason why the Israel receives so much foreign aid is strictly out of the US's own interests.

This statement couldn't be further from the truth. The reason Israel gets so much military aid is almost solely due to massive lobbying efforts by Pro-Israel organizations.

Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer go into this with great depth in their book, The Israel Lobby.

by 2RTZZSro   2018-11-19
Regarding wars in the middle east. US foreign policy is at the mercy of the revolving door of the military industrial complex, spearheaded by Israeli dual citizens and Zionist sympathizers (many Christians) which represent Americans in Congress. Many accuse of Israel of having a "Greater Israel" project which is identical in nature to the German Nazi "Lebensraum" in its geopolitical and racial objectives.

AIPAC to Deploy Hundreds of Lobbyists to Push for Syria Action

Pro-Israel lobby says 250 activists will meet with their senators and representatives in Washington in a bid to win support Congressional support for military action in Syria.

US Jewish lobby challenged by 'pro-peace' rival The most powerful Jewish lobby in America is facing an unprecedented threat from a rival pro-peace pressure group that is vying for the ear of President Barack Obama.

by EssamLofty   2018-11-10

I am saying that Britain and France would get significantly stronger if they were to leave the EU not the other way round. I've actually devised a plan for how this would work. These nations are highly influential and powerful. They could try taking back the world for themselves if they wanted to. Also Having influence in the EU is largely irrelevant anyways. Angela Merkel said if Britain tried to limit immigration or freedom of movement they would face 'serious consequences'. This is one of the many things that is the wrong with the EU. You may have some power over the EU, but it comes at the expense of it having more power over you. This is why for me, the most powerful Brexit argument is that for national sovereignty. The EU limits Britain's ability to make it's own laws and trade with nations outside of the EU. It has moved the balance of power in Europe away from Britain and France. The EU is a hindrance to the full potential of these countries. It is far more beneficial to itself and 'poorer' European countries.

Also isolationism is a smear word against libertarian-ish Republican candidates. Ron Paul for example, a guy who was called an isolationist, only wanted isolationism in the military sense but was in favor global free trade. That isn't really isolationist now, is it? That's just the morally right thing to do. The migrant crisis was sparked by the West's involvement in both Syria and Iraq- nations which they had no right to be in.

Lastly,what is your stance on Israel? Several former congressman have said Israel is in complete in control of our government. The U.S. has vetoed 43 UN resolutions against Israel and every Presidential nominee from the two major parties in 2016, except for Bernie Sanders, spoke at AIPAC. I believe they are the greatest danger we face as a nation. I highly recommend these two books on the matter:

The Israel Lobby

Against Our Better Judgement

They make Russia look like a baby in trying to control the U.S. government.

by TryhardPantiesON   2018-11-10

This whole comment reads like textbook Jewish Internet Defence Force guide to disinformation.

> Russia would love for you to think this.

Of course, load the scapegoat.

> There is absolutely no evidence of Israeli election interference. They may have lobbied and used that kind of influence, but there has been no evidence of any kind of campaign at anything like the scale of what Russia did.

Lobbying might be legal in the US but lobbying does indeed influence elections, at the very least it influences the policies and decisions politicians.

> Chomsky is making this up.

The best way to show something is false, is to disprove it, can you disprove that Israel doesn't influence, interfere in American elections and politics? I think not, but I would like to see you try.

> All the people here saying he is right... they are from the right.

Oh yeah, everybody who believes something different than you must belong to a particular political group/ideology.

> And again, that is exactly why Russia (and the Right) would love for you to think this baseless claim.

How convenient.

Forgot to add.

The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements

Let me guess, now you are gonna call me or anyone who sees Israeli interference in American politics, Anti Semites?