In the recent study "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy", the authors of the paper, Professor
Stephen Walt of Harvard University and John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, charge that the United States has willingly
set aside its own security and that of many of its allies in order to advance the interests of Israel. In addition the study
accuses the pro-Israeli lobby, particularly AIPAC of manipulating the U.S. media, policing academia and silencing critics
of Israel by labeling them as anti-Semitic.
A new article in the New York Review of Books examines the controversial
report and the reaction to it. It's called "The Storm Over the Israel Lobby." It was written by media critic Michael Massing,
who joins Amy Goodman for the interview. Michael is a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and frequently
writes for the New York Review of Books.
You can read the transcript of the interview at: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/05/24/1436205