“Nothing is more damaging to US interests than the inability to have a proper debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” —Financial Times, Editorial, Saturday, April 01, 2006

This book is a chapter-by-chapter analysis and documentation of the power of Israel via the Israeli, Jewish or Pro-Zionist Lobby on US Middle East policy.  It raises serious questions as to the primary beneficiary of US policy, and its destructive results for the United States. The extraordinary extent of US political, economic, military and diplomatic support for the state of Israel is explored, along with the means whereby such support is generated and consolidated.

“Once again James Petras takes us on a fearless truth trip—with lucid style, tough factual blows, commanding research, and compelling analysis. This is an eye-opening, must-read book for every advocate of democracy and every opponent of imperialism.” —Michael Parenti, author of The Culture Struggle and Superpatriotism

The UK Daily Telegraph listed James Petras as #59 in its list of America’s
100 most influential liberals


JAMES PETRAS is Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of 64 books published in 29 languages, and over 560 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Journal of Peasant Studies. He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the NationChristian Science MonitorForeign PolicyNew Left ReviewPartisan ReviewTemps ModerneLe Monde Diplomatique, and his commentary is widely carried on the internet.