The Arab Lobby

The Arab Lobby
The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East

by Mitchell Bard

  • Publisher : Broadside Books
  • Release : 2011-12-06
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 9780061725975
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The so-called Israel lobby has been widely denounced and demonized in the global media, but as Mitchell Bard reveals, its power pales in comparison to the decades-long corruption of American interests by Arab governments. Indeed, for more than seventy years, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been shaped not by the power of a nefarious “Israel lobby” but by a misguided emphasis on pleasing and placating the Arab states. This outlook has ensured that the United States pays disproportionate attention to their demands, assisting Arab countries—all of them dictatorial regimes with abysmal human rights records—that do not share our values and often work to subvert our interests. In this authoritative history, Bard provides a timely and valuable corrective to the unbalanced view of Middle East affairs that is so widely promoted today. Bard shows that the Arab Lobby’s goals include feeding America’s oil addiction, obtaining more sophisticated weaponry, and weakening our alliance with a democratic Israel. It also seeks to influence public opinion through a well-funded publicity campaign and by injecting distorted views of the Middle East into high school and college textbooks. Bard’s valuable book brings a much-needed balance to a debate fraught with ignorance and propaganda.

The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy

The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy
The Two-State Solution

by Khalil Marrar

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-10-27
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1135970718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The US foreign policy stance on Israel-Palestine has shifted considerably in recent years, from a position of "Israel only" to one which embraces both Israel and Palestine in a call for peace. This volume assesses why the US stance has evolved in the way that it has, concluding that while international factors cannot be overlooked, developments within the United States itself are also crucial. After years of vacillating on Palestinian national aspirations, the majority of Americans, the author notes, have come to favor the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Considering what accounts for changes in US policy on Israel-Palestine, this volume: delivers a thorough assessment of the role of international and domestic factors in shaping US policy in this area considers how US policy has evolved from the Camp David negotiations of the 1970s up to the occupation of Iraq in the mid 2000s explores the significance of American public opinion and the pro-Israel and Arab lobbies in the evolution of US policy The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy will be of interest to students and scholars of Foreign Policy and Political Science, Current Affairs and American Studies. Khalil M. Marrar is Professor at DePaul University, USA. He has served in editorial positions at the Arab Studies Quarterly and the Association of Arab-American University Graduates.

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy

The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy
A Book

by John J Mearsheimer,Stephen M Walt

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2008-06-26
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0141920661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Does America’s pro-Israel lobby wield inappropriate control over US foreign policy? This book has created a storm of controversy by bringing out into the open America’s relationship with the Israel lobby: a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape foreign policy in a way that is profoundly damaging both to the United States and Israel itself. Israel is an important, valued American ally, yet Mearsheimer and Walt show that, by encouraging unconditional US financial and diplomatic support for Israel and promoting the use of its power to remake the Middle East, the lobby has jeopardized America’s and Israel’s long-term security and put other countries – including Britain – at risk.

The Washington Lobby

The Washington Lobby
A Book

by Congressional Quarterly, inc

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East
The Role of Lobbies and Special Interest Groups

by Janice Terry

  • Publisher : Pluto Press (UK)
  • Release : 2005-06-20
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exposes the power of pro-Israeli lobby groups in US politics.

Transforming America's Israel Lobby

Transforming America's Israel Lobby
The Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change

by Dan Fleshler

  • Publisher : Potomac Books, Inc.
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 1597976245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Proposes an alternative pro-Israel lobby that liberals can support.

The Arab Lobby and the US

The Arab Lobby and the US
Factors for Success and Failure

by Dania Koleilat Khatib

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-10-23
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1317393325
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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All the components needed to construct an Arab lobby exist; the significant Arab Diaspora in the US, the historic strategic relationship between Arab Gulf States and the US, and the Gulf’s economic wealth. However, lobbying is alien to Arab culture and largely absent from its political landscape. To achieve a fair and objective assessment of Arab Gulf lobbying it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of the prevailing Arab Gulf political culture that shapes it. The Arab Lobby and the US provides a timely contribution to this understanding. Studying attempts by Arab Gulf states to effectively lobby the US government, it explores aspects of their lobbying behaviour in order to identify the factors that lead to success and those that lead to failure from their lobbying endeavours. In this respect, the research utilizes two case studies: one in which Arab Gulf state lobbying was successful, and another in which lobbying failed. In tandem with an analysis of the strategies—or lack of them—behind Arab Gulf states’ lobbying, the research examines additional relevant factors such as the organization and activism of the US Arab American community, the strategic value of the Arab Gulf to the US, and the negative image of Arabs in America. The book considers the obstacles to the establishment of an effective Arab Gulf lobby in the US in order to reach an informed conclusion that evaluates the prospects of an effective Arab Gulf lobby. As one of the few academic research works on the Arab Lobby, this work will be of value to scholars and policy makers interested in US domestic politics and Arab American activism, as well as students of Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Gulf studies and communication and public relations, among others.

The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture

The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture
A Book

by Jonathan Rynhold

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2015-02-23
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1107094429
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book surveys discourse and opinion in the United States toward the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1991. Contrary to popular myth, it demonstrates that U.S. support for Israel is not based on the pro-Israel lobby, but rather is deeply rooted in American political culture. That support has increased since 9/11. However, the bulk of this increase has been among Republicans, conservatives, evangelicals, and Orthodox Jews. Meanwhile, among Democrats, liberals, the Mainline Protestant Church, and non-Orthodox Jews, criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has become more vociferous. This book works to explain this paradox.

Israel's Armor

Israel's Armor
The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict

by Walter L. Hixson

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2019-04-11
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1108483909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Israel's Armor provides a foundational history of the Israel lobby and its influence on American foreign policy.

Lobbying in EU Foreign Policy-making

Lobbying in EU Foreign Policy-making
The case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

by Benedetta Voltolini

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-09-16
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1317536258
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines lobbying in EU foreign policy-making and the activities of non-state actors (NSAs), focusing on EU foreign policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It sheds light on the interactions between the EU and NSAs as well as the ways in which NSAs attempt to shape EU foreign policies. By analysing issues that have not yet received systematic attention in the literature, this book offers new insights into lobbying in EU foreign policy, EU relations surrounding the conflict and the EU’s broader role in the peace process. The book will be of key interest to scholars and students of political science, international relations, EU politics, EU foreign policy-making, Middle East studies and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

United States: Arab Lobby in the United States Handbook: Organization, Operations, Performance

United States: Arab Lobby in the United States Handbook: Organization, Operations, Performance
A Book

by IBP, Inc.

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2015-04-01
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN : 1438702264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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United States: Arab Lobby in the United States Handbook: Organization, Operations, Performance

Doomed to Succeed

Doomed to Succeed
The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama

by Dennis Ross

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2015-10-13
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 0374709483
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A necessary and unprecedented account of America's changing relationship with Israel When it comes to Israel, U.S. policy has always emphasized the unbreakable bond between the two countries and our ironclad commitment to Israel's security. Today our ties to Israel are close—so close that when there are differences, they tend to make the news. But it was not always this way. Dennis Ross has been a direct participant in shaping U.S. policy toward the Middle East, and Israel specifically, for nearly thirty years. He served in senior roles, including as Bill Clinton's envoy for Arab-Israeli peace, and was an active player in the debates over how Israel fit into the region and what should guide our policies. In Doomed to Succeed, he takes us through every administration from Truman to Obama, throwing into dramatic relief each president's attitudes toward Israel and the region, the often tumultuous debates between key advisers, and the events that drove the policies and at times led to a shift in approach. Ross points out how rarely lessons were learned and how distancing the United States from Israel in the Eisenhower, Nixon, Bush, and Obama administrations never yielded any benefits and why that lesson has never been learned. Doomed to Succeed offers compelling advice for how to understand the priorities of Arab leaders and how future administrations might best shape U.S. policy in that light.

United States - Arab Lobby in the United States Handbook

United States - Arab Lobby in the United States Handbook
Organization, Operations, Performance

by Usa Int'L Business Publications

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781329033993
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Legislative Lobbying in Context

Legislative Lobbying in Context
The Policy and Polity Determinants of Interest Group Politics in the European Union

by Jan Beyers,Caelesta Braun,Heike Klüver

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-10-02
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN : 1317392884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The lack of previous research into political interest groups and taking into account policy-specific and institutional context characteristics is largely due to research designs that have been primarily focused on a small number of policy debates, with the result that contextual characteristics were largely held constant. This book brings together articles from different modules that are part of a larger European Collaborative Research Project, INTEREURO, carried out by research teams in nine different countries under the auspices of the European Science Foundation. The main goal of the book is to analyse strategies, framing and influence processes for a set of 125 legislative proposals submitted by the European Commission, in an effort to better understand the involvement of interest organizations in the decision-making process of the EU. Contributors draw on sophisticated and innovative policy-driven samples of interest group mobilization, allowing them to account systematically for how policy-specific and institutional context factors shape mobilization, lobbying strategies and influence of interest groups on public policy debates in the EU. In this way, the book makes an important contribution to the study of interest groups in the EU and represents the breadth of positions taken in the current literature. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of European Public Policy.

The Rise of the Arab American Left

The Rise of the Arab American Left
Activists, Allies, and Their Fight against Imperialism and Racism, 1960s–1980s

by Pamela E. Pennock

  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 2017-02-07
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1469630990
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this first history of Arab American activism in the 1960s, Pamela Pennock brings to the forefront one of the most overlooked minority groups in the history of American social movements. Focusing on the ideas and strategies of key Arab American organizations and examining the emerging alliances between Arab American and other anti-imperialist and antiracist movements, Pennock sheds new light on the role of Arab Americans in the social change of the era. She details how their attempts to mobilize communities in support of Middle Eastern political or humanitarian causes were often met with suspicion by many Americans, including heavy surveillance by the Nixon administration. Cognizant that they would be unable to influence policy by traditional electoral means, Arab Americans, through slow coalition building over the course of decades of activism, brought their central policy concerns and causes into the mainstream of activist consciousness. With the support of new archival and interview evidence, Pennock situates the civil rights struggle of Arab Americans within the story of other political and social change of the 1960s and 1970s. By doing so, she takes a crucial step forward in the study of American social movements of that era.

Interest Groups and Lobbying

Interest Groups and Lobbying
Pursuing Political Interests in America

by Thomas T. Holyoke

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2018-09-03
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 0429973284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interest groups and lobbyists play a crucial role in how public policy is made in the United States' representative democracy. By helping citizens organize and pursue their self-interests in the political arena, interest groups and lobbyists are an alternative but very effective form of representation. However, the adversarial nature of interest groups often fuels voter discomfort with the political process. Interest Groups and Lobbying is an accessible and comprehensive text that examines the crux of this conflict. Pulling together two areas of interest group research (why advocacy organizations form and how they are able to gain influence in Washington) DC. Thomas T. Holyoke shows students the inner workings of interest groups in the United States. Using case studies to clarify and expand on the issues surrounding lobbying and group action in federal, state, and local government, Holyoke explores how we can use interest groups and their adversarial impulse to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people.

The Washington Lobby

The Washington Lobby
A Book

by Congressional Quarterly, inc,Robert Andrew Barnes,David Maxfield

  • Publisher : Washington : The Quarterly
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lobbying the European Union

Lobbying the European Union
Changing Minds, Changing Times

by Paul A. Shotton,Paul G. Nixon

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-09-10
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 1000152081
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unique in bringing together contributions from academics and practitioners on the theme of strategic, intelligent modern lobbying this book provides a thorough and accessible discussion on key ideas pertinent to the pursuance of public affairs in the European Union. Combining innovative academic research with first-hand professional experience it offers the reader a combination of practical recommendations, case studies and academic theory to add new insights to interest group research and lobbying strategies. While focusing on the European Union the contributors acknowledge the multi-level dimension of EU decision-making and incorporate research on multi-level governance as well as lobbying by sub-national authorities. Through this they present a fuller picture of a subject that should appeal to students, academics and practitioners alike.

Lobbyists and Bureaucrats in Brussels

Lobbyists and Bureaucrats in Brussels
Capitalism’s Brokers

by Sylvain Laurens

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-18
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1351972502
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With over 30,000 lobbyists in town, Brussels is often called the European capital of lobbying. Despite this, little is known on how this political system works in practice. This book offers an unprecedented window into the everyday relationships between bureaucrats and interest representatives. Where the media only shows lobbyists as they meet MEPs and submit amendments, the book argues that the bulk of their work is done in close contact with EU bureaucrats – a form of ‘quiet politics’ developed by the business community, targeting officials with little public exposure. Based on official archives, the book first sets the historical picture for the emergence of a new layer of bureaucrats; fuelled by European and transatlantic capitalism, it altered the political façade of the business community to fulfil its need for legitimacy. Drawing from observations of internal meetings of the main lobbies operating in Brussels and interviews with lobbyists and Commission officials, the book then shows lobbyists at work. This text will be of key interest to scholars, students and practitioners of the European Union, interest groups, and more broadly to political science and sociology.

Death to the Infidels

Death to the Infidels
Radical Islam's War Against the Jews

by Mitchell G. Bard

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2014-09-23
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1137474580
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than a century, much of the attention given to the Middle East has focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The rise of a Palestinian offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, transformed the nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. According to Bard, the dispute, in the view of Hamas, is not over a division of Palestine, but rather about Jews ruling over Muslims and the presence of Jews on Islamic land. However, this Islamic-Jewish conflict is not simply confined to the Middle East. Muslim terrorist attacks have been directed at Jews all around the world, from Europe to Asia to Latin America. Radical Muslims in European countries are becoming more brazen, particularly in France, where the Muslims constitute nearly ten percent of the population. In just the last year, there have been several Muslim attacks on Jews throughout France. Death to the Infidels documents the growth of radical Islam in the Middle East and how, from the author's interpretation, it has transformed what had primarily been a political conflict into a one-sided religious war limiting the prospect for peace, particularly in Israel.