THE QUESTION

Does the Israel lobby have too much influence over U.S. decisions?


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Posted by David Ignatius and Fareed Zakaria on November 12, 2007 10:41 AM

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Lamis Andoni is a Middle East consultant for Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news station. She has been covering the Middle East for 20 years. She has reported for the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times and the main newspapers in Jordan. She was a professor at the Graduate School in UC Berkeley.

Israel's Think-Tank Lobby

An informal lobby of pro-Israeli think-tanks has tremendous unacknowledged influence on American policy, but that doesn’t mean that Israel runs America.

Lamis Andoni Doha, Qatar | 82 COMMENTS
Nov 13, 2007 at 10:58 AM
Former Washington-based columnist for The Hong Kong Standard, The New York Sun, and Insight on the News, an online weekly published by The Washington Times. Covered economic and political relations between the United States and East Asia, with an emphasis on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Former chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists' Association. Currently a business executive at a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong.

Israel, Taiwan Face Similar Threats

Kin-ming Liu Hong Kong | 61 COMMENTS
Vivian Salama is an award winning reporter, producer and blogger. Currently based in Lahore, Pakistan, she has reported for various publications from across the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Balkans, the United States and North and South Korea. She has also appeared as a commentator on the BBC, France24, South African Broadcasting Corp., TVNZ, NPR and as a reporter for Voice of America radio. Her byline has appeared in numerous publications including Newsweek, USA Today, the International Herald Tribune, the National, Jerusalem Post, and the Daily Star. Salama has an MA in Islamic Politics from Columbia University and she previously worked as a lecturer of international journalism at Rutgers University.

Who Can Match Israel's Lobby?

Vivian Salama USA/Middle East | 917 COMMENTS
Saul Singer, a columnist and former editorial page editor at the Jerusalem Post, is co-author of the forthcoming book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. He has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Commentary, Middle East Quarterly, Moment, the New Leader, and bitterlemons.org (an Israeli/Palestinian e-zine). Before moving to Israel in 1994, he served as an adviser in the United States Congress to the House Foreign Affairs and Senate Banking Committees. He is also on Twitter.

Israel Lobby Not Powerful Enough

Saul Singer Jerusalem, Israel | 118 COMMENTS
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