Mitchell Bard is a foreign policy analyst and author specializing in U.S.-Middle East policy. He is Executive Director of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE), and director of the Jewish Virtual Library. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA. He is the author of 20 books, including Myths And Facts: A Concise Record of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Middle East Conflict, and the recently-published. The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East.