In March 2006 the American political scientists John Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Steve Walt (Harvard) published the controversial article 'The Israel Lobby and US foreign policy'.
In it they state that it is not, or no longer, expedient for the US to support and protect present-day Israel.
Here is the PDF file of that article, size 1.17MB.
In May 2007 Dutch television programme makers VPRO created a series of documentaries on the Middle East, the first discusses US involvement with Israel, and Israel's control in American high places.
The documentary sheds light on both parties involved in the discussion: those who wish to maintain the strong tie between the US and Israel, and those who were critical of it and not infrequently became 'victims' of the lobby. The question arises to what extent the pro-Israel lobby ultimately determines the military and political importance of Israel itself. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson (Colin Powell's former chief-of-staff) explains how the lobby's influence affects the decision-making structure in the White House.
Research: William de Bruijn
Director: Marije Meerman
Here is the documentary in AVI/XVID/MP3 format, size 275MB.