Roundup of the Walt and Mearsheimer “Israel Lobby” Controversy

Reviews of the Book

  1. Jerusalem Syndrome: Decoding The Israel Lobby (Walter Russell Mead, Foreign Affairs, November/December 2007)

  2. “Sheer Recklessness” – Leonard Fein on Mearsheimer & Walt’s “The Israel Lobby” (Americans For Peace Now)

  3. The Usual Suspect (Jeffrey Goldberg, The New Republic, Oct. 8, 2007)

  4. Conspiracy Theory: Who really drives America’s policy toward the Middle East? (Samuel G. Freedman, Washington Post, Oct. 7, 2007)

  5. Dual Loyalties (Leslie Gelb slams “shoddy scholarship,” New York Times, Sept. 23, 2007)

  6. The Big Lie About the ‘Great Silencer‘ (Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, Sept. 23, 2007)

  7. Seeds of Anti-Semitism (Michael Gerson, Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2007)

  8. The Israel Lobby and the Second Holocaust Debate: An emblematic error in a controversial book (Ron Rosenbaum, Slate, Sept. 19, 2007)

  9. Israel’s Lobby as Scapegoat (Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times, Sept. 12, 2007)

  10. The “Israel Lobby” Myth (George P. Shultz, U.S. News and World Report, Sept. 9, 2007)

  11. Anti-Semitism and the Anti-Israel Lobby (Jeff Robbins, Wall Street Journal, Sept. 9, 2007)

  12. Unfair Charge vs. Israel lobby (Steve Huntley, Chicago Sun-Times, Sept. 7, 2007)

  13. A Prosecutorial Brief Against Israel and its Supporters (William Grimes, New York Times, Sept. 6, 2007)

  14. Inside Track: Missing the Point (Ben Fishman, The National Interest online, August 27, 2007)

  15. The Wrong Guys (The Forward, August 22, 2007)

Links to CAMERA’s Critiques and Analysis

  1. The Fraudulent Scholarship of Professors Walt and Mearsheimer  Feb. 11, 2008

  2. Mearsheimer’s Blunder – Contradicts Book’s Central Charge in an Interview Sept. 5, 2007

  3. Study Decrying “Israel Lobby” Marred by Numerous Errors March 20, 2006

  4. Harvard Backs Away from Israel Lobby Professors; Removes Logo from Controversial Paper  March 22, 2006

  5. Will the real John Mearsheimer please stand up? March 30, 2006

  6. Tony Judt, The New York Times, and the anti-Israel bandwagon April 19, 2006

Links to research papers and blogs

  1. Understanding the U.S.-Israel Alliance: An Israeli Response to the Walt-Mearsheimer Claim (Ambassador Dore Gold, Ph.D., JCPA, Sept. 2007)

  2. And Now For Some Facts (Prof. Benny Morris, New Republic, May 8, 2006)

  3. Was the Recognition of Israel Contrary to U.S. National Interests? (Dr. Judith Apter Klinghoffer, Rutgers University, History News Network, May 1, 2006)

  4. Debunking the Newest – and Oldest – Jewish Conspiracy Theory: A Reply to the Mearsheimer-Walt “Working Paper” (Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School, April 2006)

  5. Israel and the Iraq War (Prof. Martin Kramer, Sandstorm, April 12, 2006)

  6. The British Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (Prof. Barry Rubin, reprinted in Judith Apter Klinghoffer’s History News Network Blog, March 24, 2006)

  7. Stephen Walt’s War with Israel (The American Thinker, March 20, 2006)

  8. The Basis of the U.S.-Israel Alliance (Dore Gold, Jerus alem Issue Brief, JCPA, March 24, 2006)

  9. Stephen Walt’s World (Prof. Martin Kramer, Sandstorm, March 17, 2006)

  10. Stephen Walt’s War with Israel (Little Green Footballs, March 20, 2006 – with links to other blogs)

  11. Walt, Mearsheimer and Academic Malpractice (Jewish Current Issues, March 22, 2006)

Links to some of the media coverage and columns

  1. Yes, It’s Anti-Semitic (Prof. Eliot Cohen, Washington Post, April 5, 2006)

  2. Harvard posts rebuttal to paper (Charles Radin, Boston Globe, April 6, 2006)

  3. ‘Israel lobby’ critique roils academe (Charles Radin, Boston Globe, March 29, 2006)

  4. America takes side of Israel (Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, March 26, 2006)

  5. A nation like ours (Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe, March 29, 2006)

  6. An Unfair Attack (David Gergen [Kennedy School faculty member], US News and World Report, April 3, 2006)

  7. Policy analysis — paranoid style (Max Boot, Los Angeles Times, March 29, 2006)

  8. David Duke Claims to Be Vindicated By a Harvard Dean, (Meghan Clyne, New York Sun, March 20, 2006)

  9. Kalb Upbraids Harvard Dean Over Israel, (Meghan Clyne, New York Sun, March 21, 2006)

  10. Harvard’s Paper on Israel Called ‘Trash’ By Solon, (Meghan Clyne, New York Sun, March 22, 2006)

  11. A Harvard School Distances Itself from Dean’s Paper, (Meghan Clyne, New York Sun, March 23, 2006)

  12. The Belfer Declaration, (New York Sun, March 23, 2006)

  13. Harvard’s Paper on Israel Drew From Neo-Nazi Sites, (Meghan Clyne, New York Sun, March 24, 2006)

  14. Duke 1, Harvard 0, (James Taranto, Best of the Web, OpinionJournal, March 20, 2006)

  15. Harvard attack on ‘Israel lobby’ is actually a targeting of American public, (Prof. Ruth Wisse, Wall Street Journal and Jewish World Review, March 23, 2006

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