"This volume presents a variety of views from American, Israeli (and other) policy makers and academics and is indispensable in understanding American-Israeli relations. It is fair minded, tough, and wide ranging. No one who wishes to understand American policy in the Middle East can afford to ignore it." - Steven David, Johns Hopkins University, author of Catastrophic Consequences: Civil Wars and American Interests, 2008
"In contrast to recent treatments of the US-Israeli relationship which provides sweeping critiques based on superficial and impressionistic judgments, this book provides a welcome corrective in its exemplary and knowledgeable treatment of this important subject." - Robert J. Lieber, Georgetown University, author of The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century, 2005
"This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date collection of works on US-Israel relations in the post 9/11 age. Gilboa and Inbar have furnished an essential resource for scholars, students, journalists, and decision-makers." - Michael Oren, The Shalem Center, author of Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present, 2007
"Everyone talks about US-Israel relations but few people research them thoroughly and analyze them carefully. This book provides a careful and useful view of this relationship in the post-Cold War, post-September 11 world, sinking many myths and focusing on the key questions. It is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the reality of this important, complex alliance." - Barry Rubin, GLORIA Center, author of The Truth About Syria, 2008, and co-author with Walter Laqueur of The Israel-Arab Reader, 2008
"This collection of essays is a useful compendium of perspectives on the controversial topic of the US-Israel ‘special relationship’ during the George W. Bush era. Developed as the result of a conference (convened at Bar-Ilan University on 20–21 May 2007) and underwritten by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the collection poses an interesting question for academics." - David Albert, Israeli Studies Review, Vol. 27, 1, Summer 2012
Eytan Gilboa is Professor of Political Science and International Communication at Bar-Ilan University. He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies and a Visiting Professor of Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.
Efraim Inbar is Professor in Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University and the Director of its Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies.