Pro-Israel Interest Groups and the Formulation of U S Foreign Policy for the Middle East
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The importance of maintaining peace, stability, and United States prestige throughout the Middle East is acknowledged by most scholars and statesmen. Many of these authorities believe that US policy has been decidedly pro-Israel and that this bias has resulted in a deterioration in US influence in the area. Some attribute this pro-Israel bias to interest group influence. The paper considers the foreign policy process in the Federal Government and identifies points of access into the process which may be used by interest groups evaluates the potential of pro-Israel interest groups and analyzes the methods used and effectiveness of pro-Israel interest groups in influencing US foreign policy.
- Government and Political Science