June 2007: The "Israel Lobby" and Anti-Semitism

Introduction to the Month's Focal PieceAnnotation of

“On Israel, America and AIPAC” by George Soros. New York Review of Books. April 12, 2007.


~ The Editors



Judith BlauGeopolitics or Human Rights?
by Judith Blau

“George Soros’ article...serves as a sobering reminder that the human rights revolution is constantly being scuttled by geopolitics that not only sideline human rights, but more devastatingly undermine their premises.”


Harry KreislerShould Supporters of Israel Embrace an "Open Society"?
by Harry Kreisler

“The threat to sound U.S. Middle East policy may not be the existence of the Israeli faction in the American debate; rather, the threat may lie in the failure of that faction to embrace alternative ideas in light of a changing environment.”


Mahmood MonshipouriEngagement as a Way toward Peace
by Mahmood Monshipouri

“Increasingly, it has become clear that there are limits to military power and that the cardinal rule of diplomacy is that it is often more imperative to talk to your opponents than your friends.”


Ali WyneAIPAC's Good Intentions Undermine Israel's Interests
by Ali Wyne

“Israel is in the odd position of having the world’s lone superpower as its only reliable ally. It would likely have more partnerships if it embraced the international community’s proposals for achieving a durable peace in the Middle East.”

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