Praise for The Deadliest Lies:
"Foxman has written a reasoned, measured response to Carter's "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" and the articles that evolved into Mearsheimer and Walt's "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy.” … For those seeking a quick and accessible road map for understanding the weakest points in the attack on Israel and the pro-Israel lobby, "The Deadliest Lies" does the trick."
—Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 10/22/2007
“It is common nowadays to defend anti-Semitic tones by claiming they are only sharp criticism of Israel. On the other hand, some hasten to condemn as anti-Semitic any criticism of the Israeli government's actions. Herein lies the importance of Abraham Foxman's new book.”
— Eliahu Salpeter, Haaretz, 10/1/2007
"Abraham Foxman's new book … successfully demolishes the claims of two American academics that US policy in the Middle East is biased towards Israel, to the detriment of American interests, because of the power of the Israel Lobby."
— Ynetnews.com, 9/5/2007
"Foxman demolishes a number of shibboleths about the lobby’s power. Much of the book’s second half then takes on what Foxman sees as the biases and distortions in former president Carter’s Palestine Peace not Apartheid, offering evidence, for example, that Yasser Arafat, not Ehud Barak, was the obstacle to an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement at the Taba negotiations."
— Publishers Weekly, 6/11/2007
"Abe Foxman has spent his life championing the cause of coexistence and tolerance. His book is a testament to the idea that a Middle East policy debate fashioned around these twin objectives is not just admirable, but the discourse itself should also be civil."
— David Makovsky, Senior Fellow and Director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
"Today there appears to be a cottage industry of those writing about the Israeli Lobby. Most of the books to date have been neither serious nor analytical. On the contrary, they have been misleading and often fallacious, reflecting both a tendency to rewrite history and to misunderstand the policy process. Abraham Foxman provides a highly readable antidote. Apart from explaining why there has been a tendency to find a simpleminded scapegoat for the troubles in American foreign policy after 9/11 and our travails in Iraq, Foxman offers a reasoned and systematic critique of what President Jimmy Carter and Professors Mearsheimer and Walt have written. More importantly, he presents useful criteria for how to shape an open, civil, and far-reaching debate on our policy toward the Middle East. Rarely has a book been more timely."
— Ambassador Dennis Ross, former American envoy to the Arab-Israeli peace process and author of Statecraft
"Conspiracy theories are a measure of a society’s mental health; when on the rise, trouble lies ahead. In The Deadliest Lies, Abraham Foxman diagnoses the ‘Israel Lobby’ conspiracy theory and reveals how sick it is. In doing so, he does a service to all Americans."
—Charles Hill, Distinguished Fellow in International Security Studies, Yale University
"Abraham Foxman, one of the most passionate men in public life, has written a sober, methodical, and laudably dispassionate indictment of well-known politicians, pundits, and professors who dress up centuries-old canards about Jews in more acceptable twentyfirst century garb. The impact his work will have on the credibility of the pseudo-scholarship
he debunks is devastating."
—Robert Satloff, Executive Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and author of Among the Righteous
"Abraham Foxman’s new volume demonstrates it again: whenever the Jewish people or Jewish honor need to be defended, his voice is both courageously eloquent and powerful."
—Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel
“Abe Foxman is a tribune in defense of the Jewish people … his style is lively, decisive and riveting.”
– Martin Peretz, Editor in Chief, The New Republic