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Stephen Zunes

Biography: 

Associate Professor of Politics and Chair of the Peace & Justice Studies Program, University of San Francisco; Author, Tinderbox: U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism.

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HEBREW NATIONALISTS: Why the U.S. Supports Israel

with John Podhoretz, Steven Spiegel, Stephen Zunesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, June 14, 2002

Recent opinion polls that show that the American public overwhelming wants the United States to avoid taking sides in the conflict in the Middle East. Yet members of Congress have been nearly unanimous in their support of Israel in its actions against the Palestinians. Just why is our government so steadfastly supportive of Israel? Does this support further our legitimate strategic interests in the Middle East? Or is it the result of domestic special interest politics?