This unique volume intensively studies the nature and extent of US - Israeli relations, from 1948 through the Bush and Obama administrations. Leading experts in the field (including Israeli and North American scholars from a variety of political perspectives) contribute original essays on the principal political, religious, ethnic, military, economic, and juridical connections between the United States and Israel. Specific topics covered in this new book include: the pro-Israel lobby in the United States; the US Jewish community and its relations to Israel; evangelical Christians and Israel; military and economic ties between the United States and Israel; the threat of a nuclear Iran for both countries; and the impact of American jurisprudence on Israel. Section introductions from the editor effectively contextualize the issues and provide students with an in-depth understanding of the past, present, and future of the US - Israel relationship.

chapter 1|21 pages


chapter 2|14 pages

The United States and the Arab-Israeli Conflict from 1945 to 2000

Why the Arabists are Wrong

chapter 4|21 pages

The Pro-Israel Lobby in the United States

Past, Present, and Future

chapter 5|24 pages

Six Decades of Public Affection

Trends in American Public Attitudes Toward Israel

chapter 6|19 pages

Aid and Trade

Economic Relations Between the United States and Israel, 1948–2010

chapter 8|22 pages

Apocalypse Now?

The Iranian Nuclear Threat Against Israel

chapter 9|28 pages

American Influence on Israeli Law

Freedom of Expression

chapter 12|26 pages

The Quest for Impact

Lessons Learned From the American Jewish Peace Camp