A book claiming Jews in the United States secretly control US policy on the Mideast against the will of the American people is due to be released in the US next week. The book The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy, is written by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer. Walt and Mearsheimer are said to have received more than $700,000 as an advance for their book from respected publishing company Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League has published his own title to counter the anti-Israel book, The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control. Foxman’s book is scheduled for release on September 4th.
Opinion polls routinely show that Americans support Israel over the Arabs by a wide margin. A Gallup World Affairs Poll from February 2006, for instance, found that 68% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Israel, while only 23 percent view Israel unfavorably. A Pew Research Center poll from August, 2006 found that 42% of Americans believe Israel was given to the Jewish people by G-d.