Mitchell Bard

Mitchell Bard

Mitchell Geoffrey Bard is an American foreign policy analyst, editor and author who specializes in U.S.-Middle East policy. He is the Executive Director of the non-profit American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), and the director of the Jewish Virtual Library.[1]



Bard received his B.A. in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, his Master's in public policy from Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His dissertation was on "the limits to domestic influence on U.S. Middle East Policy."[2] He held a postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Irvine from 1986 to 1987, researching the rescue by Israel of Ethiopian Jews from the Sudan, known as Operation Moses.[3]

Media career

Bard has written and edited many books, and his work has been published in academic journals and major newspapers. Bard is a former editor of the Near East Report, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's ("AIPAC") weekly newsletter on U.S.-Middle East policy. Before working for the AIPAC, he was a polling analyst for the George (H.W.) Bush for President Survey Research Group during the 1988 presidential election. He has been interviewed on Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, Al-Jazeera, The Jenny Jones Show and other media outlets.


He lives in Maryland with his wife and three sons.[4]

Published work


  • The Holocaust, 2001
  • The Water's Edge And Beyond: Defining the Limits to Domestic Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy, 1991
  • U.S.-Israel Relations: Looking to the Year 2000, 1991
  • Myths And Facts: A Concise Record of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, with Joel Himmelfarb, 1992
  • Partners for Change: How U.S.-Israel Cooperation Can Benefit America, 1993
  • Forgotten Victims: The Abandonment of Americans in Hitler's Camps, 1994
  • Building Bridges: Lessons For America From Novel Israeli Approaches To Promote Coexistence, 1997
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II, 1998.
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict, 1991; third edition 2002; fourth edition 2008
  • The Complete History of the Holocaust, 2001
  • The Holocaust (ed), 2001
  • Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 2001
  • The Nuremberg Trials (ed), At Issue in History series, 2001
  • The Nuremberg Trials (ed), Eyewitness to History series, 2002
  • From Tragedy to Triumph: The Politics behind the Rescue of Ethiopian Jewry, 2002
  • On One Foot: A Middle East Guide for the Perplexed or How to Respond on Your Way to Class When Your Best Friend Joins an Anti-Israel Protest, 2002
  • The Founding of Israel, 2003
  • 1001 Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel, with Moshe Schwartz, 2005
  • Will Israel Survive? 2007
  • 48 Hours of Kristallnacht: Night of Destruction / Dawn of the Holocaust, 2008
  • Israel Studies: An Anthology. Co-editor with David Nachmias? 2009
  • The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East, 2010

Journal articles

  • "How the Palestinian Arabs Became Refugees", Discovery (Spring 1981)
  • "Ideology and Depression Politics I: Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)", Presidential Studies Quarterly (Winter 1985)
  • "The Turning Point in United States Relations with Israel: The 1968 Sale of Phantom Jets", Middle East Review (Summer 1988)
  • "Interest Groups, the President, and Foreign Policy: How Reagan Snatched Victory From the Jaws of Defeat on AWACS", Presidential Studies Quarterly (Summer 1988)
  • "The Evolution of Israel’s Africa Policy", Middle East Review (Winter 1988)
  • "How Fares The Camp David Trio?" Orbis (Fall 1990)
  • "Behind the Wire" (film review), The Public Historian (Winter 1996)
  • "How Special is the U.S.-Israel Relationship?" with Daniel Pipes, Middle East Quarterly (June 1997)
  • "Deconstructing George W. Bush’s Middle East Strategy", Perspectives: An Israel Review (Brown University, Fall 2003, Vol. I, Issue 1)
  • "Academic Freedom as a Shield for Anti-Semitism", The Journal of the James Madison Institute (Summer 2005)

Studies published by AICE

  • "Learning Together: Israeli Innovations in Education that Could Benefit Americans"
  • "Experience Counts: Innovative Programs For The Elderly In Israel That Can Benefit Americans"
  • "Good Medicine: Israeli Innovations In Health Care That Could Benefit Americans"
  • "Breakthrough Dividend: Israeli Innovations In Biotechnology That Could Benefit Americans"
  • "Rewriting History in Textbooks"
  • "Tenured or tenuous: Defining the Role of Faculty in Supporting Israel on Campus"

Book Reviews

  • "Review of Operation Solomon: The Daring Rescue of Ethiopian Jews by Stephen Spector", Middle East Quarterly, (Spring 2006)
  • "Review of Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East 1776 to the Present" by Michael B. Oren, Israel Studies (Summer 2008)[clarification needed]


  1. ^ Dr. Mitchell G. Bard. American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) / Jewish Virtual Library, retrieved May 22, 2011
  2. ^ Lee Smith: The Arab Lobby; A new book explores the ‘petrodiplomatic complex’ and Saudi influence on U.S. foreign policy. Tablet Magazine, September 1, 2010
  3. ^ Website of Mitchell Bard.
  4. ^ The Founding of the State of Israel - About the Editor pg 121

External links

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