The Israel Lobby
For many years now the American foreign policy has been characterized by the strong tie between the United States and Israel. Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?
In March 2006 the American political scientists John Mearsheimer and Steve Walt published the controversial article “The Israel Lobby and US foreign policy”. In it they state that it is not, or no longer, expedient for the US to support and protect present-day Israel. The Israel Lobby sheds light on both parties involved in the discussion: those who wish to maintain the strong tie between the US and Israel, and those who were critical of it and not infrequently became ‘victims’ of the lobby. The question arises to what extent the pro-Israel lobby ultimately determines the military and political importance of Israel itself.