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Here's where ‘The Israel Lobby’ is wrong

Author: Steven Simon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
May 4, 2006
Beirut Daily Star


“The case that American interests have suffered because of Israel has ricocheted around the walls of academic departments for a long time. Realists like Mearsheimer and Walt believe that cold calculations of power shape national conceptions of interests. When interests are defined in other ways, then the resulting policy must be wrongheaded and possibly dangerous. This construction of reality leaves little room for other factors that motivate voters to support specific foreign policy causes.”

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