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Mitchell Geoffrey Bard is an American foreign policy analyst, editor and author who specializes in U.S.–Middle East policy. He is the Executive Director of the non-profit American–Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE),[1][2][3] and the director of the Jewish Virtual Library.[4]



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 the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His dissertation was on "the limits to domestic influence on U.S. Middle East Policy".[5] He was a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Irvine from 1986 to 1987, researching the rescue by Israel of Ethiopian Jews from the Sudan, known as Operation Moses.[6]

Media careerEdit

Bard has written and edited many books, and his work has been published in academic journals and major newspapers. Bard is a former editor of the Near East Report, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's ("AIPAC") weekly newsletter on U.S.-Middle East policy.[7] Before working for the AIPAC, he was a polling analyst for the George (H.W.) Bush for President Survey Research Group during the 1988 presidential election. He has been interviewed on Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, Al-Jazeera, The Jenny Jones Show and other media outlets.[8][9]


In 2012, Bard attended the Israeli Presidential Conference.[10] In 2013, he was placed on the Algemeiner's list of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life for his work.[11] Bard lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.[12]

Selected bibliographyEdit

  • Bard, Mitchell (1991). The Water's Edge and Beyond: Defining the Limits to Domestic Influence on United States Middle East Policy. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction. ISBN 0887383467.
  • Bard, Mitchell (1991). U.S.-Israel Relations: Looking To The Year 2000. AIPAC.
  • Bard, Mitchell (1994). Forgotten Victims: The Abandonment of Americans in Hitler's Camps. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. ISBN 081332193X.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2001). The Nuremberg Trials (At Issue in History). Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press. ISBN 0737710578.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2001). The Holocaust (Turning Points in World History). Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press. ISBN 0737705760.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2001). The Complete History of the Holocaust. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press. ISBN 0737703733.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2002). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding the Brain. New York, NY: Alpha Books. ISBN 0028643100.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2002). The Nuremberg Trials (History Firsthand). Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press. ISBN 0737710756.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2002). From Tragedy to Triumph: The Politics behind the Rescue of Ethiopian Jewry. Westport, CT: Greenwood. ISBN 0324180233.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2003). The Founding of the State of Israel. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press. ISBN 0737713496.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2003). 1001 Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel. Jason Aronson. ISBN 0742543587.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2008). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict (Fourth Edition). New York, NY: Alpha Books. ISBN 1592577911.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2007). Will Israel Survive?. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave. ISBN 1403981981.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2008). On One Foot: A Middle East Guide for the Perplexed. Chevy Chase, MD: AICE Inc. ISBN 0971294550.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2009). Israel Studies: An Anthology. Chevy Chase, MD: Jewish Virtual Library.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2010). The Complete Idiot's Guide to World War II (Third Edition). New York, NY: Alpha Books. ISBN 161564024X.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2010). 48 Hours of Kristallnacht: Night of Destruction/ Dawn of the Holocaust. Lyons Press. ISBN 1599219662.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2010). The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East. New York: Broadside Books. ISBN 0-061-72601-X.[13]
  • Bard, Mitchell (2012). Myths And Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Chevy Chase, MD: AICE Inc. ISBN 0971294569.[14]
  • Bard, Mitchell (2012). Israel Matters: Understand the Past - Look to the Future. Springfield, NJ: Behrman House.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2013). After Anatevka - Tevye Goes to Palestine. CreateSpace. ISBN 1481907131.
  • Bard, Mitchell (2014). Death to the Infidels: Radical Islam's War Against the Jews. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave. ISBN 1137279079.


  1. ^ "The Middle East Studies Association Imagines Its FUTURE". Telos Press. December 20, 2017. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Glassman, Marvin (October 26, 2017). "Palm Beach County synagogues collaborate on adult learning offerings". Jewish Journal. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Scott Walker: Israel says its wall led to 90 percent reduction in terrorist attacks". @politifact. August 17, 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Mitchell G. Bard". C-SPAN. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  5. ^ Smith, Lee. "The Arab Lobby". Tablet. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  6. ^ Website of Mitchell Bard.
  7. ^ Berlinski, Claire (January 6, 2011). "Agents of Influence". National Review. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Introducing Dr. Mitchell Bard, Middle East Expert". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Analyst says Qatar has become one of the most harmful influences in Middle East". Al Arabiya English. April 8, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "An Interview with Author Mitchell Bard at the Israeli Presidential Conference 2012". Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  11. ^ "Algemeiner Jewish 100: The Full List". The Algemeiner. April 25, 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  12. ^ The Founding of the State of Israel – About the Editor p. 121
  13. ^ Dershowitz, Alan (24 August 2010). "The Arab Lobby Rules America (book review)". Newsweek. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  14. ^ Solway, David (August 7, 2011). "Anti-Semitism: The Same Old Lies Since 200 B.C." PJ Media. Retrieved April 20, 2018.

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