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The Atlantic Tees Up the Israel Question, After All

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The Atlantic Monthly has just published a poll of “foreign-policy authorities” on U.S. support of Israel. I can’t get access to the whole poll but the teaser is exciting: 62 percent of these wise men say that the Bush Administration’s support for Israel is “too strong.”

How exciting. Thus the Atlantic Monthly endorses the conventional wisdom proffered by Foreign Policy last summer. A conventional wisdom mobilized in some real measure by brave Walt and Mearsheimer, whose piece the Atlantic killed a year ago. A conventional wisdom that isolates the neocons and Commentary, which labelled Walt and M “jackals.” Maybe the jackal paradigm is shifting? Ask the hyenas.

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