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The Power of Israel in the United States

by James Petras  

This book is a chapter-by-chapter analysis and documentation of the power of Israel via the Israeli, Jewish or Pro-Zionist Lobby on U.S. - Middle East policy.

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  • January 2007
  • ISBN: 9781552662151
  • 192 pages
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This book is a chapter-by-chapter analysis and documentation of the power of Israel via the Israeli, Jewish or Pro-Zionist Lobby on u.S. Middle East policy. It raises serious questions as to the primary beneficiary of u.S. policy and its destructive results for the united States. The extraordinary extent of political, economic, military and diplomatic support for the state of Israel is explored, along with the means whereby such support is generated and consolidated. Contending that Zionist power in America ensured unconditional u.S. backing for Israeli colonization of Palestine and its massive uprooting of Palestinians, it views the interests of Israel rather than those of Big Oil as the primary cause of the disastrous u.S. wars against Iraq and threats of war against Iran and Syria.

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James Petras

James Petras is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the State University of New York. He is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, and Journal of Peasant Studies. He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review, TempsModerne, Le Monde Diplomatique, and his commentary is widely carried on the internet. He has a long history of commitment to social justice, working in particular with the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement for 11 years. In 1973-76 he was a member of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on Repression in Latin America. He writes a monthly column for the Mexican newspaper, La Jornada, and previously, for the Spanish daily, El Mundo. He received his B.A. from Boston University and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.


  • Part 1: Zionist Power in America
  • Who Fabricated the Iraqi War Threat
  • The U.S.-Iraq-Israel-Zionist Connection
  • The Libby Affair and the Internal War
  • Exposing the Exposé: Seymour Hersh and the Missing Zionist-Israeli Connection
  • The Spy Trial: A Political Bombshell
  • Part 2: Israel and Middle East Warfare
  • The House of Horrors: Torture, Assassination and Genocide
  • Israel’s Final Solution: The Assault on Gaza
  • “Mad Dogs” Ravage Lebanon
  • Israel’s War with Iran: The Coming Middle East Conflagration
  • The Caricatures in Middle East Politics
  • Experts on Terror: Looking in the Mirror
  • Suicide Bombers: The Sacred and the Profane
  • Noam Chomsky and the Pro-Israel Lobby: Fifteen Erroneous Theses
  • Confronting Zionism and Reclaiming American Middle East Policy


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