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Mitchell Geoffrey Bard (/bɑːrd/) 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), and the director of the Jewish Virtual Library.[1]



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".[2] 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.[3]

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. 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.[4]


In 2012, Bard attended the Israeli Presidential Conference.[5] In 2013, he was placed on the Algemeiner's list of the Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life for his work.[6] Bard lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.[7]

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. [8]
  • Bard, Mitchell (2012). Myths And Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. Chevy Chase, MD: AICE Inc. ISBN 0971294569. 
  • 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. ^ "Mitchell G. Bard". C-SPAN. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Smith, Lee. "The Arab Lobby". Tablet (magazine). Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Website of Mitchell Bard.
  4. ^ "Introducing Dr. Mitchell Bard, Middle East Expert". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "An Interview with Author Mitchell Bard at the Israeli Presidential Conference 2012". Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Algemeiner Jewish 100: The Full List". The Algemeiner. April 25, 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  7. ^ The Founding of the State of Israel – About the Editor p. 121
  8. ^ Dershowitz, Alan (24 August 2010). "The Arab Lobby Rules America (book review)". Newsweek. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 

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