This unique volume intensively studies the nature and extent of US - Israeli relations, from 1948 through the Bush and Obama administrations. Leading experts in the field (including Israeli and North American scholars from a variety of political perspectives) contribute original essays on the principal political, religious, ethnic, military, economic, and juridical connections between the United States and Israel. Specific topics covered in this new book include: the pro-Israel lobby in the United States; the US Jewish community and its relations to Israel; evangelical Christians and Israel; military and economic ties between the United States and Israel; the threat of a nuclear Iran for both countries; and the impact of American jurisprudence on Israel. Section introductions from the editor effectively contextualize the issues and provide students with an in-depth understanding of the past, present, and future of the US - Israel relationship.
1 Introduction Robert O. Freedman 2 The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict from 1945 to 2000: Why the Arabists Are Wrong David Makovsky 3 George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict from 2001 to 2011 Robert O. Freedman 4 The Pro-Israel Lobby in the United States: Past, Present, and Future Dov Waxman 5 Six Decades of Public Affection: Trends in American Public Attitudes Toward Israel Amnon Cavari 6 Aid and Trade: Economic Relations Between the United States and Israel, 1948--2010 Roby Nathanson and Ron Mandelbaum 7 Light and Shadows in US-Israeli Military Ties, 1948--2010 Stuart A. Cohen 8 Apocalypse Now? The Iranian Nuclear Threat Against Israel Steven R. David 9 American Influence on Israeli Law: Freedom of Expression Pnina Lahav 10 American Orthodox Jews and the State of Israel Steven Bayme 11 The Relationship Between American Evangelical Christians and the State of Israel Neil Rubin 12 The Quest for Impact: Lessons Learned from the American Jewish Peace Camp Mark Rosenblum and Dan Fleshler