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Israel and the United States

Israel and the United States

Six Decades of US-Israeli Relations
1st Edition
March 2012
Trade Paperback · 320 Pages
$45.00 U.S. · $52.00 CAN · £29.99 U.K. · €31.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813344942
Westview Press

 

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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.

About the Author

Robert O. Freedman is Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Baltimore Hebrew University and is currently Visiting Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches courses on the Arab–Israeli conflict and on Russian foreign policy. He is the author or editor of several books, including Contemporary Israel (Westview Press).