Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The "Academic Paper" that won't disappear


Paper Issued by Kennedy School Blames War on Israel Lobby
By ELI LAKE Staff Reporter of the Sun

A paper recently co-authored by the academic dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government about the allegedly far-reaching influence of an “Israel lobby” is winning praise from white supremacist David Duke.

The Palestine Liberation Organization mission to Washington is distributing the paper, which also is being hailed by a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organization.

But the paper,“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy,” by the Kennedy
School’s Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, is meeting with a more critical reception from many of those it names as part of the lobby.The 83-page “working paper” claims a network of journalists, think tanks, lobbyists, and largely Jewish officials have seized the foreign policy debate and manipulated America to invade Iraq. Included in this network, the authors say, are the editors of the New YorkTimes, the scholars at the Brookings Institution, students at Columbia, “pro-Israel” senior officials in the executive branch, and "neoconservative gentiles” including columnist George Will.

Dershowitz is quoted : here.

of course, no analysis of any media issue on Israel is complete without a review of material by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America.

APRIL 7, 2006
Updated Roundup of Coverage of the Walt/Mearsheimer "Israel Lobby" Controversy

MARCH 30, 2006
Will the real John Mearsheimer please stand up?

MARCH 22, 2006
Harvard Backs Away from "Israel Lobby" Professors; Removes Logo from Controversial Paper

MARCH 20, 2006
Study Decrying “Israel Lobby” Marred by Numerous Errors

And then we have this update from Taranto, showing that this story has 'legs' on both sides of the aisle, ie, friends and enemies alike, lol.

1 comment:

Rachel said...

A fine article about an age-old and indefatigable lie: The incredible power of the Jews. If only it were so, the world would by now be a far safer place for all of us.