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Mitchell G. Bard
Dr. Mitchell G. Bard is the Executive Director of the nonprofit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) and a foreign policy analyst who lectures frequently on U.S.-Middle East policy. Dr. Bard is also the director of the Jewish Virtual Library, the world’s most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture.

For three years he was the editor of the Near East Report, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) weekly newsletter on U.S. Middle East policy.

Prior to working at AIPAC, Dr. Bard served as an analyst in the polling division of the 1988 Bush campaign.

Dr. Bard has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, CBC, the Jenny Jones Show, al-Jazeera and other local, national and international television and radio outlets. His work has been published in academic journals, magazines and major newspapers. He is the editor/author of 22 books

Entries by Mitchell G. Bard

The Shot That Killed the Two-State Solution

(2) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 11:09 AM

The fighting in Gaza has largely been treated as a sideshow to the peace initiatives of John Kerry. The idea appears to be that once Israel withdraws its troops, the Secretary can resume his efforts to reach an agreement. If that truly is the thinking in the White House, the...

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Defining 'Pro-Israel' Is Not Rocket Science

(2) Comments | Posted April 24, 2014 | 3:06 PM

For the last several years the Jewish community has wasted thousands of hours in a sterile debate regarding the "big tent," and the criteria for deciding who should be inside or outside. It's time to throw away the tent analogy and lay out the requirements for recognizing a person or...

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American Attitudes Toward Israel

(73) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 9:53 AM

One constant fear in the Jewish community is that the American public will at some point turn on Israel and this will be echoed by Congress and the administration and, ultimately, result in a change in U.S. policy for the worse. The concern is that a variety of factors have...

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Let's Protest the Real Apartheid State

(100) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 11:32 AM

With the Middle East in turmoil, as Arabs from North Africa to the Persian Gulf seek to escape decades of authoritarian rule and the denial of their civil and political rights, students around the world will spend a week in March denouncing the one democracy in the region that offers...

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