Literature Review and Bibliography to Master Thesis

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Thesis topic - Obama-Trump diplomatic relations between Israel and United States and their influence on the Middle East.

1500-2000 words: contributes to learning outcomes 3, 4. Students are expected to put together a working draft of the Bibliography of their research project and explain the import of their sources. The studentsshould obey the criteria of "the Harvard Style" and put together a correct and working bibliography. This should form the basis of their bibliography for their prospectus. The Literature Review should be relevant secondary literature of the student’s research topic (and it usually should follow the topic selected in the topic essay). The student is expected to summarize the main body of scholarship relevant to the topic they are working on.

The main books that I will use in my master project are "The Israel lobby and U.S. foreign policy" by John J Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt and "Position of the Israel Lobby in the United States' Political System" by Mehmet Talaykurt. Everything else that concerns directly about Trump and Obama sources u can use whatever u will find and what u think is necesery.

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School: Duke University


Obama-Trump Policy 1




Obama-Trump Policy 2
Obama-Trump Diplomatic Relations between Israel and United States and their Influence on
the Middle East
Israel and the United States have had long-standing mutual relations. ‘The Israel
Lobby’ or the ‘Zionist Lobby,” as it is sometimes known, describes the diverse group of
interest groups or individuals whose aim is to influence U.S foreign policy to foster the
interests and policies of Israel. The Israeli Lobby is made up of Jewish-American, secular,
and Christian groups and individuals, the biggest of which is AIPAC, the American Israel
Public Affair Committee. Historically, the Israeli Lobby and US-Israel relations are based on
the 19th-century Christian notion of the recapture of Jews of the Holy Land, a notion that
predates the creation of the state of Israel and the Zionist movement. The efforts of William
Eugene Blackstone, George Bush, and Louis Brandeis as well as the 1917 Balfour
Declaration propelled the Zionist movement to official legitimacy and helped in the creation
of the state of Israel in 1948. Since then, Israel has enjoyed the support of the US and
received the biggest foreign assistance. This relationship has had a significant influence on
the Middle East. This literature review examines some of the knowledge on this subject and
argues that the Israel Lobby’s influence on the Obama and Trump administration has had a
significant impact on the Middle East.
One of the central issues in the Israel lobby is the extent to which it has influenced US
foreign policy. The strategic rationale for the U.S.-Israel relationship has been debated by
many scholars. Stephen J. Walt and John Mearsheimer primarily address this question in their
book The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy. The authors define the lobby as a coalition
of groups and people who work to shape U.S. foreign policy in a manner that favors Israel.
They state that the lobby—whose scope cannot be delineated precisely—aims at convincing
the American government and its public to give material assistance to Israel and aid Israeli
policies (Mearshei...

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