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The Israel Lobby: Watch the debate

Earlier this year Professors Mearsheimer and Walt published a paper entitled The Israel Lobby in the London Review of Books. The basic thrust of the paper is that so-called Israel Lobby - principally AIPAC and the neo-cons, many of whose leading proponents are Jewish - have had a totally disproportionate influence on US foreign policy, in particular toward Israel.

Since then controversy has raged with the professors being accused of anti-semitism and a host of other things. Yet, discussion of the topic has been ventilated fairly widely and now comes news that a book is to be published by the publishers some time soon.

Last week the London Review of Books arranged for a debate on the topic in New York with a number of people including Professors Mearsheimer and Judt and some of the author's critics. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology you too can, at least, view the debate here. Sit back and enjoy this!


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