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This unique volume intensively studies the nature and extent of US ;Israeli relations, from 1948 through the Bush and Obama administrations. Leading experts in the field-including Israeli and North American scholars from a variety of political perspectives-contribute original essays on the principal political, religious, ethnic, military, economic, and juridical connections between the United States and Israel. Specific topics covered in this new book include: the pro-Israel lobby in the United States; the US Jewish community and its relations to Israel; evangelical Christians and Israel; military and economic ties between the United States and Israel; the threat of a nuclear Iran for both countries; and the impact of American jurisprudence on Israel. Section introductions from the editor effectively contextualize the issues and provide students with an in-depth understanding of the past, present, and future of the US ;Israel relationship.
Robert O. Freedman is Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Baltimore Hebrew University and is currently visiting professor of political science at Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and on Russian foreign policy. He is the author or editor of several books, including Contemporary Israel (Westview Press).
Table of Contents
|List of Abbreviations||p. xiii|
|The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict from 1945 to 2000: Why the Arabists are Wrong||p. 22|
|George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict from 2001 to 2011||p. 36|
|The Pro-Israel Lobby in the United States: Past, Present, and Future||p. 79|
|Six Decades of Public Affection: Trends in American Public Attitudes Toward Israel||p. 100|
|Aid and Trade: Economic Relations Between the United States and Israel, 1948-2010||p. 124|
|Light and Shadows in US-Israeli Military Ties, 1948-2010||p. 143|
|Apocalypse Now? The Iranian Nuclear Threat Against Israel||p. 165|
|American Influence on Israeli Law: Freedom of Expression||p. 187|
|American Orthodox Jews and the State of Israel||p. 215|
|The Relationship Between American Evangelical Christians and the State of Israel||p. 232|
|The Quest for Impact: Lessons Learned from the American Jewish Peace Camp||p. 257|
|About the Contributors||p. 303|
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