Mearsheimer has stated, "What we really need to make peace between the Israelis and Palestinians is for the United States to act even-handedly. The United States needs to be even-handed and put pressure on both sides." Such a statement may sound reasonable enough, but it is an inadequate response to zealots who would like nothing better than to see Israel erased from the world map.
Sometimes, vociferous criticism of a country's foreign policies by members of the Ivory Tower is actually a sign that that nation is doing something right. The Israel Lobby may be proof positive that supporters of Israel are following the correct path.