The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture
This book surveys discourse and opinion in the United States toward the Arab-Israeli conflict since 1991. Contrary to popular myth, it demonstrates that U.S. support for Israel is not based on the pro-Israel lobby, but rather is deeply rooted in American political culture. That support has increased since 9/11. However, the bulk of this increase has been among Republicans, conservatives, evangelicals, and Orthodox Jews. Meanwhile, among Democrats, liberals, the Mainline Protestant Church, and non-Orthodox Jews, criticism of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians has become more vociferous. This book works to explain this paradox.
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I have been a fan of Dr. Rynhold for over 30 years, from before the time we went to see Give My Regards to Broad Street together at the Odeon in Swiss Cottage. He is one of the clearest thinkers and ... Read full review