Stephen M. Walt on the U.S. and Israel

The real disagreement between Obama and Netanyahu
Foreign Policy, “A Realist in an Ideological Age” blog
March 5, 2012
Commentary by: Stephen M. Walt, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors and Harvard Kennedy School’s Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs
Topic: U.S. and Israel 

“One important thing to remember about the Annual Festival of Hyperbole (aka the AIPAC Policy Conference) is that the views of the attendees aren’t representative of most Americans, let alone American Jewry, and that a lot of the speakers who are there to pay homage don’t mean most of what they are saying. At least I hope not. President Obama walked a wobbly tightrope as well as one could have expected; the depressing feature is that he had to perform these sort of acrobatics at all. That’s politics, folks.”

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Walt also wrote “Mr Obama must take a stand against Israel over Iran” with John Mearsheimer, which was published in the Financial Times on March 4, 2012.

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