The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy: The Two-State Solution
The US foreign policy stance on Israel-Palestine has shifted considerably in recent years, from a position of "Israel only" to one which embraces both Israel and Palestine in a call for peace. This volume assesses why the US stance has evolved in the way that it has, concluding that while international factors cannot be overlooked, developments within the United States itself are also crucial.
After years of vacillating on Palestinian national aspirations, the majority of Americans, the author notes, have come to favor the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza strip. Considering what accounts for changes in US policy on Israel-Palestine, this volume:
The Arab Lobby and US Foreign Policy will be of interest to students and scholars of Foreign Policy and Political Science, Current Affairs and American Studies.
Khalil M. Marrar is Professor at DePaul University, USA. He has served in editorial positions at the Arab Studies Quarterly and the Association of Arab-American University Graduates.
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1 US foreign policy and the twostate solution
2 Public opinion and foreign policy perception
3 The effects of the proIsrael lobby
4 The effects and potential of the proArab lobby
Two states versus one
Arab lobby questionnaire
Public opinion polling on Palestinian statehood
Foreign policy pressure groups