John Mearsheimer has said that the more pressure is put on the Israel lobby, the more it must resort to smashmouth tactics. Two recent examples:
–Daniel Gordis, a leader of a thinktank in Israel, tells a Connecticut synagogue that the west is in a war with Islam, though it’s politically-correct to deny this reality.
–Jeffrey Goldberg does a "racist-uncle" post on the arrests of US Muslims in Pakistan. (per Spencer Ackerman)