The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, a book John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt published in 2007 alleges hugely disproportionate and negative influence by the “Israel Lobby” in American foreign policy. The work and its authors have been criticized for vague definitions of what constitutes the “Israel Lobby” as well as distortions and errors in their reporting, just as the work has become a favourite of anti-Semites and neo-Nazis who see it as proof of a Jewish conspiracy.
Mearsheimer, a Political Science professor at the University of Chicago, and Walt, a Harvard professor of International Affairs, have both rejected claims that their work was motivated or influenced by anti-Semitism.
But the two authors of “The Israel Lobby” have raised new questions by Mearsheimer’s endorsement and Walt’s defence of his co-author when the former praised the work of Gilad Atzmon. Atzmon is a former Israeli Jew, whose anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial have alienated him from even many anti-Israel organizations. http://www.hudson-ny.org/2564/mearsheimer-falk-atzmon-anti-semitic-book
Mearsheimer has praised Atzmon’s new anti-Semitic tome, The Wandering Who, and was backed up by Walt in an article in Foreign Affairs. http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/09/25/mearsheimer_responds_to_goldbergs_latest_smear
Atzmon received another prominent endorsement from Richard Falk, the UN Special Rapoteur on Palestine, who has his own history of shameful behaviour in this area after he published an anti-Semitic cartoon on his blog. http://www.unwatch.org/site/apps/nlnet/content2.aspx?c=bdKKISNqEmG&b=1316871&ct=10896001
Falk is the only Special Rapoteur in the history of the United Nations to be condemned by a UN General Secretary. Ban Ki Moon condemned Falk after comments he made which suggested that the United States government was responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9-11.