In March 2006, the London Review of Books published an article by John Mearscheimer and Stephen Walt titled “The Israel Lobby: Does it Have too Much Influence on US Foreign Policy”.
The article caused an uproar and was called anti-Semitic in many US newspapers and magazines. The London Review of Books debate took place at Cooper Union in New York City and was captured by ScribeMedia on their behalf. The panelists were John Mearscheimer, Shlomo Ben-Ami, Martin Indyk, Tony Judt, Rashid Khalidi and Dennis Ross. The moderator was Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs.

Israel Lobby debate panelists

John Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago.

Shlomo Ben-Ami is a former Israeli foreign and security minister and the author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy.

Martin Indyk is Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy and Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution.

Tony Judt is Erich Maria Remarque Professor in European Studies and Director of the Remarque Institute at New York University.

Rashid Khalidi is Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and Director of the Middle East Institute at Columbia University.

Dennis Ross is Counsellor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the author of The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace.

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