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Encyclopedia > Mitchell Bard

Mitchell Geoffrey Bard is an American foreign policy analyst 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, which describes itself as the world’s most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history and culture. [1] He is the author or editor of 17 books and his work has been published in academic journals and major newspapers. The Jewish Virtual Library, is an online Jewish Encyclopedia which includes about 10,000 articles and 5,000 photographs and maps. ... Jewish history is the history of the Jewish people, faith (Judaism) and culture. ...

Bard is a former editor of the Near East Report, the AIPAC's weekly newsletter on U.S.-Middle East policy. Before working for the AIPAC, he was a senior analyst for the George Bush for President Survey Research Group during the 1988 presidential election. He has been interviewed on Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, and The Jenny Jones Show. Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news Website. ... NBC, (Formerly an acronym for the National Broadcasting Company until 2004), is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...



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 UCLA. He held a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Irvine from 1986 to 1987, researching the rescue by Israel of Ethiopian Jews from the Sudan, known as Operation Moses. [2] The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is a coeducational public university located in Santa Barbara County, California. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, generally known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university whose main campus is in the residential area of Westwood, Los Angeles, California. ... The University of California, Irvine is a public research university primarily situated in suburban Irvine, California; a significant portion of the campus falls into the neighboring community of Newport Beach. ... The Beta Israel (or House of Israel), known by outsiders by the term Falasha (exiles or strangers), a term that they consider to be pejorative, are Jews of Ethiopian origin. ... Operation Moses, named after the biblical figure Moses, was the covert removal of Ethiopian Jews (known as Beta Israel) from Sudan during a famine in 1984. ...



  • 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.
  • 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.

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"


  1. ^ "Dr. Mitchell G. Bard", Jewish Virtual Library.
  2. ^ Website of Mitchell Bard.



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