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This is a review of "The Israel Lobby" by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt.

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... This resulted in a smear campaign improbably emphasizing "shoddy scholarship"improbable given their long history of publishing their research in major academic journals and with prestigious academic publishers (Oxford University Press; Cornell University Press; University of Chicago Press). The charge of shoddy scholarship was typically made by Jewish activist organizations, such as the Zionist Organization of America, or others without experience evaluating scholarship (see MacDonald, 2007). Mearsheimer and Walt were also charged with the thought crime of anti-Semitism and were often compared with the authors of the notorious Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zionalso improbable given that they are self-described political liberals who have bent over backwards not to offend Jews and to frame their criticisms of the Israel Lobby as in the best long term interests of Israel. ...
Recent research on the political attitudes of social scientists is reviewed indicating strong liberal bias and willingness to discriminate against professors with non-liberal attitudes. I argue that the liberal tilt of academia is the result of the rise of a cohort of Jewish academics in the 1960s whose political attitudes reflected mainstream attitudes within the Jewish com-munity but were well to the left of European-Americans in general. The academic world is hierarchical, with elite institutions able to dominate the image of ideal professors and sup-press or marginalize non-liberal views. Since the 1960s Jews have been strongly overrepre-sented among academics, especially in the social sciences and especially at elite institutions. The body of the paper shows that this transformation had the characteristics of successful in-tellectual movements pointed to by Gross and Fosse (2012): (1) those involved in the move-ment had a complaint (anti-Semitism, cultural exclusion); (2) they were able to form cohe-sive, effective networks; (3) they had access to the most prestigious academic institutions. (13) Why Are Professors Liberals?. Available from: [accessed Dec 10 2017].
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This study aims to ascertain the extent to which it was Western powers or Zionists that founded Israel. The study argues that Israel was established by Western powers, while not ignoring the partial but significant role of Zionists that sought for a Jewish homeland. The West needed a Jewish homeland in order to utilise Jewish wealth, while also keeping Jews away since they were disturbed by the presence of the Jewish community. On the other hand, the World Zionist Organisation, motivated by anti-Semitism and nationalism, pioneered the idea of a Jewish national home and tried to persuade Western leaders as to the viability of a homeland in Palestine. While Zionist lobbying was influential, it can hardly be argued that they would have founded Israel without the help and permission of Western states, and in particular, the British Empire. The study aims to reveal external roles in nation-building by analysing the case of Israel. Methodologically, both quantitative and qualitative researches were used.
The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control
  • P Weiss
P. Weiss, "Do the goyim get to register an opinion re Walt/Mearsheimer?" 25 A. Foxman, The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).