Israel Policy Forum

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In the London Review of Books, Mearsheimer and Walt report that when the

president of the Israel Policy Forum, Seymour Reich, advised Condoleezza Rice in November 2005 to ask Israel to reopen a critical border crossing in the Gaza Strip, his action was denounced as ‘irresponsible’: ‘There is,’ his critics said, ‘absolutely no room in the Jewish mainstream for actively canvassing against the security-related policies . . . of Israel.’ Recoiling from these attacks, Reich announced that ‘the word “pressure” is not in my vocabulary when it comes to Israel.[1]

References

  1. Mearsheimer, J. & Walt, S. (2006) The Israel Lobby London review of Books. Accessed 8th July 2008