Transforming America's Israel Lobby: The Limits of Its Power and the Potential for Change


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9.1 X 6.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

M. J. Rosenberg was born in Johannesburg in 1933. He was educated in Johannesburg, Saxonwold Primary School, Parktown Boys High School, Witwatersrand University, BA English and Philosophy 1953, BSc Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics, Psychology, 1956. He married Greta Hilewitz in 1958 and emigrated to England 1959. They divorced in 1966 but she continued to be his closest friend. Married Dawn Jacobson. He got his PhD in Cybernetics from Brunel University in 1972. Rosenberg published The Cybernetics of Art - Reason and the Rainbow 1978. He now lives seven months of the year in Kensington, London and the remaining five months in Constantia in Cape Town.


"An extraordinarily frank, courageous, and truly illuminating book. It dispels many myths while frankly exploring some perennial dilemmas faced by peace-seeking American Jews, and outlines a pro-peace, pro-Israel, and pro-American road forward for them to take. A genuine tour de force!"--Sam Lewis, U.S. Ambassador to Israel under Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan-- (2/4/2009 12:00:00 AM)
"This is a brilliant study of two intriguing contradictions pertaining to the story of America's Israel lobby. One is the contradiction between the reality and limits of Jewish power, on the one hand, and the popular perception of that power, on the other. Another has to do with the yawning gap between the Israel lobby's hawkish policies and the liberal views of the majority of American Jews. Fleshler's work is a timely reminder of the need for Israel's friends in America to focus their advocacy efforts on promoting one of Israel's most vital, indeed existential, interests: advancing a two-state solution to its conflict with the Palestinians."--Shlomo Ben-Ami, former Israeli Foreign Minister, current Vice-President of the Toledo International Centre for Peace-- (2/3/2009 12:00:00 AM)
"In the best tradition of the participant-observer, Dan Fleshler has written from the trenches where American Jews have been waging a struggle over the nature of and prospects for Arab-Israeli peace. Imbedded ideologues of the left and right are disarmed in his bold, original analysis and call to action. Readers who accompany Fleshler in his fascinating journey will discover the pragmatic idealism of an ethical, security-based dovishness that may yet help President Obama broker a secure peace between Israel and her Arab neighbors."--Mark Rosenblum, Professor of History, Director of the Jewish Studies Program & Director of the Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change, Queens College, City University of NY-- (2/3/2009 12:00:00 AM)
"This informed analysis points out that the 'conventional Israel lobby' does not speak for the American Jewish majority on U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and does not promote the real interests of Israel or the United States. Dan Fleshler offers wise advice on how a dovish - but still too silent - majority of American Jews can strengthen the voice of progressive Jewish groups and encourage stronger U.S. leadership to help rescue Israel and America from a tragic conflict that gravely endangers our respective national interests."--Philip C. Wilcox, Jr., President, Foundation for Middle East Peace and former Chief of Mission and U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem-- (2/3/2009 12:00:00 AM)
"Fleshler, former media stategist for the Israel Policy Forum, offers a clear-eyed and dispassionate assessment of what he terms 'the conventional Israel lobby' and its real and imagined influence on Congress and the president."--Publishers Weekly-- (5/30/2009 12:00:00 AM)
"Well-written and well-researched . . . Fleshler clearly knows his way around the Jewish organizational world."--Jewish Week-- (4/28/2009 12:00:00 AM)