My cover story in Prospect Magazine on the need for a liberal, dovish Israel lobby in Washington is now up on the UK magazine’s site.
I’m making a careful argument here: I reject the claims of Mearsheimer, Walt & groupies that a pro-Israel cabal controls American policy toward the Mideast. However, the key lobbying group, AIPAC, does its best to push Congress toward a one-sided stress on Israel’s immediate security needs, ignoring the strategic necessity of making peace. Ironically, Mearsheimer and Walt helped promote the illusion that AIPAC speaks for all American Jews. A liberal counterweight is desperately needed – and appears to be on the horizon.
Read more here.