Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East

Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East

by Mitchell Bard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0061725978

ISBN-13: 2900061725974

Pub. Date: 12/06/2011

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The so—called Israel lobby has been widely denounced and demonized in the media, but its power pales in comparison to the decades—long corruption of American interests by Arab governments. Indeed, for more than seventy years, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been shaped not by the power of a nefarious "Israel lobby" but by a misguided emphasis on

Overview

The so—called Israel lobby has been widely denounced and demonized in the media, but its power pales in comparison to the decades—long corruption of American interests by Arab governments. Indeed, for more than seventy years, U.S. policy in the Middle East has been shaped not by the power of a nefarious "Israel lobby" but by a misguided emphasis on pleasing and placating the Arab states. This outlook has ensured that the United States pays disproportionate attention to their demands, assisting Arab countries—all of them dictatorial regimes with abysmal human rights records —that do not share our values, and often work to subnert out interests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900061725974
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Pages:
432

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

1 The Seeds of the Arab Lobby: The Problem of "Palestine" 1

2 The Arab Lobby Campaign against a Jewish State 17

3 Cold War Competition: Soviets, Suez, Sanction, and Saud 37

4 War and Peace: The Futility of Evenhandedness 51

5 The Petrodiplomatic Complex: Do Saudis Really Have Us Over a Barrel? 67

6 The Lobby Realizes Its Power: The Oil Weapon Is Unsheathed 86

7 Jimmy Carter's Conversion: From Peacemaker to Provocateur 108

8 Arms Sales Fights: The Arab Lobby Knocks Out Its Opponent 137

9 The Lobby Cover-up: The Saudi-Funded War on America 157

10 The Lobby Takes Root: The Day of the Arab American 187

11 From Mavericks to Mainstream: Arab and Muslim Americans Gain Recognition 208

12 God Takes a Side: Christian Anti-Zionists Join the Lobby 240

13 The Diplomatic Alumni Network: The Lobby's Revolving Door 263

14 The Abuse of Academic Freedom: The Lobby Infiltrates the Classroom 284

15 Brainwashing the Children: The Lobby Goes After the Next Generation 322

Conclusion: The Arab Lobby's Nefarious Influence 340

Notes 363

Index 393

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