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Mitchell Bard CV

                                                                                      MITCHELL G. BARD




                2810 Blaine Dr.

                Chevy Chase, MD  20815

                Phone:  301-565-3918




                  Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA, 1987


                  M.P.P., Public Policy, Graduate School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, 1983


                  B.A., with Honors, Economics, UC Santa Barbara, 1981




Executive Director, The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, Washington, D.C., 1993-Present. Responsible for developing policies, managing the staff, developing the budget and administering finances. Also, the organization’s fundraiser, principal writer and public spokesman. Created and maintains the world’s most comprehensive web site on Jewish history and culture, the Jewish Virtual Library ( Named by the Algemeiner one of the “top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life.”


Consultant, 1993-Present. Variety of services provided including writing newsletters, issue analyses, indexes, speeches, advocacy training, and columns. Clients have included Hillel, The Israel Project, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Zionist Organization of America and the Jewish National Fund.


Associate Director of Research & Information, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and Contributing Editor, Near East Report, Washington, DC, 1992. Wrote weekly articles for NER, conducted research on U.S. Middle East policy, prepared testimony, talking points and background materials for political and legislative departments. Since 1989, gave more than 60 speeches and briefings.


Editor, Near East Report, Washington, D.C., 1989-92. Responsible for all aspects of publication of weekly newsletter on U.S. Middle East policy. Supervised staff and administered $600,000 budget. Also responsible for writing, production and negotiations related to Myths And Facts.


Analyst, George Bush for President Survey Research Group, Washington, DC, 1988. Responsible for target groups, foreign affairs, national poll analysis, and special projects.


Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Irvine. 1986-1987. Collaborated on research concerning the politics behind the rescue of Ethiopian Jews.


Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, UCLA, 1984-1987. Courses in Public Opinion and Voting Behavior, Constitutional Law, American Politics, American Foreign Policy and Public Administration.


Research Assistant, Comparative Higher Education Research Group and Higher Education Research Institute, UCLA, 1984. Conducted interviews and research for Carnegie Foundation study on the academic profession.


Analyst, American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC, 1982. Researched and wrote articles for Inflation Watch newsletter and assisted in research on book concerning Camp David peace process.


Analyst, California Employment Development Department, Sacramento, California, 1980-81. Helped develop high-technology job training program for the disabled. Wrote analysis of California solar industry. Authored “California’s Leading Growth Industries.”




Goldsmith Research Award, Joan Shorenstein Barone Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University, 1993.


Moody Grant, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, 1985-1986.


Graduate Honor Society, University of California, Berkeley, 1982-1983


President’s Undergraduate Research Fellowship, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1981


National Economic Honor Society, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1980-1981


Regents’ Scholar, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1977-1981




The Water’s Edge and Beyond: Defining the Limits to Domestic Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy,

     (NJ: Transaction Books, 1991).


U.S.-Israel Relations: Looking To The Year 2000, AIPAC Papers On U.S.-Israel Relations: 17,

     (DC: American Israel Public Affairs Committee, 1991).


Myths And Facts: A Concise Record Of The Arab-Israeli Conflict, (DC, Near East Research, Inc., 1992),

     with Joel Himelfarb.


Partners for Change: How U.S.-Israel Cooperation Can Benefit America, (MD: American-Israeli Cooperative

Enterprise, 1993).


Forgotten Victims: The Abandonment of Americans in Hitler’s Camps, (Westview Press, 1994, paper, HarperCollins/Westview, 1995).


Learning Together: Israeli Innovations In Education That Could Benefit Americans, edited book written by A. Harry

Passow, (MD: American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 1995).


Experience Counts: Innovative Programs For The Elderly In Israel That Can Benefit Americans, edited book written by Tamara Barnea et al., (MD: American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 1995).


Breakthrough Dividend: Israeli Innovation In Biotechnology That Could Benefit Americans, edited book written by Irvin Asher, (MD: American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 1995).


Building Bridges: Lessons For America From Novel Israeli Approaches To Promote Coexistence, (MD: American-Israeli Cooperative, Enterprise, 1997).


The Complete History of the Holocaust, Ed., (CA: Greenhaven Press, 2001).


The Holocaust, Ed., Turning Points in History Series, (CA: Greenhaven Press, 2001).


The Nuremberg Trials, Ed., At Issue in History Series, (CA: Greenhaven Press, 2001).


The Nuremberg Trials, Ed., Witness to History Series, (CA: Greenhaven Press, 2002).


The Politics Behind the Rescue of Ethiopian Jews, (CT: Greenwood Press, 2002).


The Complete Idiot's Guide To Understanding the Brain, with Dr. Arthur Bard, (NY: Alpha Books, 2002).


The Founding of Israel, Ed., (CT: Greenhaven Press, 2003).


The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II, 2nd Edition, (NY: Alpha Books, 2004).


1001 Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel, with Moshe Schwartz, (NJ: Rowman Littlefield, 2005).


Will Israel Survive? (NY: Palgrave, 2007).


The Complete Idiot's Guide To Middle East Conflict, 4th Edition, (NY: Alpha Books, 2008).


48 Hours of Kristallnacht: Night of Destruction/ Dawn of the Holocaust, (Lyons Press, 2008).


Israel Studies: An Anthology. Co-editor with David Nachmias. (MD: American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 2011).


The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East, (HarperCollins, 2010).


Israel Matters: Understand the Past - Look to the Future, (Behrman House, 2012).


After Anatevka – Tevye in Palestine, [novel] (CreateSpace 2013).


Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam’s War Against the Jews, (Palgrave, 2014).


Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 4th Edition, (MD: American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise, 2017).




“Ethnic Influence on Middle East Policy — How and When: The Cases of the Jackson-Vanik Amendment and the

Sale of AWACS to Saudi Arabia,” in M.E. Ahrari, ed., Political Battles in Washington: The Dynamics of Ethnic Participation in the U.S. Foreign Policy Process, (Greenwood Press, 1987), pp. 45-64.


“The Influences of Ethnic Interest Groups on American Middle East Policy,” in Charles Kegley and Eugene

Wittkopf, eds., The Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy: Insights and Interpretations, (NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1988, 1994), pp. 79-94.


“How Fares The Camp David Trio?” in Daniel Pipes, ed., Sandstorm: Middle East Conflicts & America, (MD: University Press of America, 1993), pp. 109-129.


“The Variety of Coexistence Efforts in Israel: Lessons for the United States,” in Eugene Weiner, ed., The Handbook of Interethnic Coexistence, (NY: Continuum Publishing Co., 1998), pp. 468-489.


“Holocaust,” in William H. McNeill, Jerry H. Bentley, & David Christian, Eds., Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History. 2nd Ed., (Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, 2005), pp. 1248-1252.


“AIPAC and US Middle East Policy,” in Eytan Gilboa and Efraim Inbar, Eds., Issues in Contemporary American-Israeli Relations, Routledge, (2009).


“American Jews and the International Arena (April 1, 2015–April 15, 2016): US–Israel Relations in a Crisis, a Hiccup, or a Healthy Alliance?” in Arnold Dashefsky and Iran Sheskin, Eds., American Jewish Yearbook 2016, (CT: Springer, 2017), pp. 127-151.




“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).


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).


Review of Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama by Dennis Ross, Middle East Quarterly, (Fall 2016).




“The Water’s Edge and Beyond: Defining the Boundaries of Domestic Influence on U.S. Middle East Policy,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, 1985.


Discussant, Panel on Terrorism, Center for the Study of the Presidency Annual Leadership Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, 1985.


“Domestic Constraints on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: The Case of Anti-Boycott Legislation,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Eugene, OR 1986.


“Domestic Constraints on U.S. Middle East Policy: The Israeli Lobby and Arms Sales to the Arab States,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL 1986.


“Domestic Politics and the 1968 Phantom Jet Sale: Explaining the Evolution of the U.S.-Israel Alliance,” Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Anaheim, CA 1987.


“Presidential Dominance in Foreign Policy-Making: The Case of U.S. Middle East Policy, 1945-1984,” Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, 1987.


Discussant, Panel on Israel Studies, Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Banff, Canada, May 2006.


“AIPAC and U.S. Middle East Policy,” International Conference on US-Israel Relations in a New Era, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University, May 20-21, 2007.


Discussant, Panel on Israel Studies: Past and Future. Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Open University, June 11-13, 2007.


“The University: The Last Bastion of American Anti-Semitism,” International Conference of the Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism,” Jerusalem, February 24-25, 2008.


“Blunting the Israeli Lobby’s Influence: Presidential Waivers,” Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Beersheba, Israel, June 1-3, 2009.


“The Other Lobby: How The Arab Lobby Attempts to Influence U.S. Middle East Policy,” Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, University of Toronto, May 9-12, 2010.


“Domestic Influences on the 2012 Presidential Election: Do the Arab and Israeli Lobbies Matter?” Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Haifa, Israel, June 25-27, 2012.


“The Impact of Visiting Israeli Scholars on the Field of Israel Studies,” Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, UCLA, Los Angeles, June 24-26, 2013.


“Building Israel Studies from the Ground Up: AICE’s Experience Supporting Grad Students and Postdocs,” Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Sde Boker, Israel, June 23-25, 2014.


“Is U.S. Support for Israel a Prerequisite for Israel’s Sustainability?” Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Concordia, Canada, May 31 - June 3, 2015.


“Myth or Fact: Netanyahu Has Irreparably Damaged the US-Israel Relationship,” Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Jerusalem, June 20-22, 2016.


“Where Does Israel Belong? The Debate Over What Constitutes Jewish Studies,” Oxford Symposium on Religious Studies,” March 15-17, 2017.


“The Evolution of US-Israel Relations Since Balfour,” (forthcoming) Association of Israel Studies Annual Conference, Brandeis University, June 12-14, 2017.




“Israel’s Standing In American Public Opinion,” Commentary, (October 1985).


“The Myth of the Middle East Triangle,” Midstream, (October 1985).


“The Arab Lobby,” Midstream, (March 1986).


“Strategic Thoughts About SDI,” Public Opinion, (March-April, 1987).


“Left Behind,” Present Tense, (September-October 1987).


“The Humanitarian Side of the Reagan Administration: The Rescue of Ethiopian Jews,”

The Humanist, (November-December, 1987). with Howard Lenhoff


“The Unfinished Exodus of Ethiopian Jews,” Midstream, (January 1988).


“The Affirmative Action Complex,” The Freeman, (February 1988).


“Can Israel Withdraw? Yes,” Commentary, (April 1988).


“Did My Mother Lie To Me?” [Can a black, Jew, or woman be elected President according to polls],

     The New Leader, (April 4, 1988).


“The U.S. Recognition of Israel,” Midstream, (November 1988).


“Palestinian Arabs At War,” Near East Report, (August 15, 1988).


“Can a Jew Be Elected President?” Midstream, (November 1988).


“The Misuse of Economic Sanctions In Foreign Policy: The Case Of The Jackson-Vanik Amendment,”

     Congress Monthly, (November-December, 1988).


“Israel Standing Taller Than Ever,” Near East Report, (January 9, 1989).


“Homeless In Gaza: Arab Mistreatment of Palestinian Refugees,” Policy Review, (January 1989).


“Two U.S. Mideast Views,” Midstream, (January 1989).


“Stability In The Arab World,” Midstream, (March-April, 1989).


“The Waning Threat Of Islamic Fundamentalism,” Midstream, (April 1989).


“Will Egypt Abandon Peace?” Congress Monthly, (July-August, 1989).


“Israel: Some Surprising Polls,” Commentary, (August 1989).


“American Victims of the Holocaust,” Present Tense, (March-April 1990).;

Jewish War Veteran, (Fall 1990).


“A Californian In Exile,” UCLA Magazine, (Spring 1990).


“The United States and the Palestinian Refugees,” Midstream, (August-September 1990).


“Poison On Campus,” United Synagogue Review, (Spring 1991).


“Guarantees For A Miracle,” Hadassah, (June/July 1991).


“Jews And Hispanics,” Hadassah, (January 1992). with Marcela Kogan


“Time For India To Upgrade Ties With Israel,” The Indian-American, (January 31, 1992).


“Holocaust Museum Gives Portrait of World Gone Awry,” Women’s World, (Spring 1993).


“Poison On Campus,” Midstream (June/July 1993).


“A Realitarian Prescription for U.S. Middle East Policy,” Midstream, (August-September 1993).


“The Fundamentals of the U.S.-Israel Relationship,” Congress Monthly, (September-October 1993).


“How Textbooks Rewrite Jewish History,” Women’s World, (Spring 1994).


“Ohio Trade Mission To Israel Achieves Success,” Near East Report, (May 9, 1994).


“The Illinois Connection,” Israel Business Review, (July 1994).


“Trade with Israel: Boosting America’s Bottom Line,” Midstream, (August-September 1994).


“How Textbooks Rewrite Jewish History,” Amit Woman, (September 1994).


“Israel-North Carolina Partnership Goes Far Beyond Economics,” Near East Report, (August 29, 1994).


“BIRD’s Joint Ventures,” Israel Business Review, (August 1994).


“Bio-Tech Synergy,” Israel Business Review, (October-November 1994).


“BARD Research Has Market Potential,” Israel Business Review, (January, 1995).


“Clearly Kristol,” B’nai B'rith Jewish Monthly, (April 1995).


“Learning From Israel’s Approach to Caring For the Elderly,” Near East Report, (May 8, 1995).


“Why US Troops Should Be Deployed on the Golan,” Midstream, (May 1995).


“Israel, Bushwacked,” (review of book by Moshe Arens, Broken Covenant)., Moment, (June 1995).


“Islam Vs. Democracy?” (review of documentary film). Near East Report, (July 17, 1995).


“CD Rambam: A Guide for the Perplexed Software Buyer,” Moment, (February 1996).


“The Custodian of Knowledge” (Profile of the Librarian of Congress)., The World & I, (March 1996).


“Sitting on a nest egg,” Tel Aviv University News, (Spring 1996).


“U.S. Can Benefit From Israeli Biotechnology,” Near East Report, (May 20, 1996).


“Bob Woodward Gets to the Bottom of Things,” Writer’s Digest, (August 1996).


“Charles Krauthammer: Prize Writer,” Lifestyles, (Fall 1996).


“Pillow Talk,” USAir Magazine, (January 1997).


“Design for Giving,” Connecticut Magazine, (January 1997).


“Yes, Virginia, There Are Big-Hearted Boardrooms,” Baltimore Magazine, (March 1997).


“Man on a Mission,” [profile of the Librarian of Congress, James Billington] America West, (March 1997).


“Is Fine Art Fools Gold?” Baltimore Magazine, (June 1997).


“Stuart E. Eizenstat: Going for the Gold,” Lifestyles, (June 1997).


“Dershowitz for the Defense of Judaism,” [book review], Women’s World, (Summer 1997).


“The Palestinian Welfare State,” The Weekly Standard, (October 6, 1997).


“Can Art Make You Rich?” Connecticut Magazine, (October 1997).


“Merchants’ Macadam Mission,” Baltimore Magazine, (October 1997).


“A Secret Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Problem,” [book review] Intellectual Capital (October 23, 1997).


“A Passion for the Game” [Profile of John Feinstein] Writer’s Digest, (December 1997).


“Toys and Tots,” America West, (December 1997).


“Book Publishing: The State of the Industry 1998,” Writer’s Digest, (January 1998).; Writer’s Yearbook, (September 1998).


“Marching to Madness?” America West, (January 1998).


“In Search of Scholarship On the Role of Congress in Middle East Affairs,” Middle East Insight, (January-February 1998).


“An Apologist for the Allies,” Intellectual Capital, (March 5, 1998).


“Trying to Explain U.S. Middle East Peace Policy,” Middle East Insight, (March-April 1998).


“Learning From Israel's Educators,” Near East Report, (March 9, 1998).


“Vineyard Maven,” The World & I, (June 1998).


“A Flawed Portrait of Yitzhak Rabin,” Intellectual Capital, (September 3, 1998).


“Surf’s Up For Writers,” Writer’s Digest, (November 1998).


“Lessons Unlearned the Hard Way,” Intellectual Capital, (November 26, 1998).


“Steven Emerson: Terrorists in Our Midst,” Lifestyles, (Fall 1998).


“Governors Know the Value of Israel,” Near East Report, (January 25, 1999).


“Will the Mideast Peace Process Stay On Track?”, (February 18, 1999).


"U.S.-Israel Space Cooperation Takes Off," Near East Report, (August 23, 1999).


“Ira N. Forman: Faithful Democrat,” Lifestyles, (Fall 1999).


“Pius XII: Saint or Sinner?” [Book Review],, (November 12, 1999).


“Electronic Books,” Writer’s Digest, (December 1999).


“Sidney Schwarz — Politics & Religion,” Lifestyles, (Pre-Spring 2000).


“Time for a U.S.-Israel Defense Treaty?”, (February 24, 2000).


“A Conversation with Sportswriter John Feinstein,” America West, (December 2000).


“Germs and Other Terrors,” Middle East Insight, (January-February 2002).


“Plays of the Day,” America West, (February 2002).


“Hitler’s American Victims,” Hadassah, (April 2002).


“Will Israel Return to Gaza?” inFocus Quarterly, (Fall 2007).


“Wake-Up Europe: Radical Islam is Coming for You,” inFocus Quarterly, (Fall 2014).