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Podcast: The New Israel and the Old

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Author: Walter Russell Mead
Prepared by: Brian Morris
July/August 2008

"The New Israel and the Old" by Walter Russell Mead

Foreign Affairs July/August 2008

In the United States, a pro-Israel foreign policy does not represent the triumph of a small lobby over the public will. It represents the power of public opinion to shape foreign policy in the face of concerns by foreign policy professionals. To understand Washington's support for the Jewish state, one has to understand the depth, breadth, and venerability of gentile American Zionism.

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