This article examines the relationship between Israel and American Jewry over the Peace Process 1988-1996. It demonstrates differences between Labour and Likud on this issue. With Likud putting a greater emphasis on building relations with American Jewry and Congress, while Labour tended to focus on the Administration. The article also analyses the development of American Jewish opposition to Israeli government policy over the peace process, from both the Left and the Right. Taken together these developments led to the erosion of the pre-existing norm that had governed the relationship prior to this namely: 'Israeli Democracy Decides, American Jews Support'.

Jonathan Rynhold, 'Labour, Likud, the ‘Special Relationship’ and the Peace Process 1988–96'Israel Affairs, Vol.3, Nos.3&4 (Spring/Summer 1997), pp.239–64

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