The March 22 all-day "Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference 2019" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC will feature the following “Ideas Fair” participating organizations:
American Muslims for Palestine, Americans for Middle East Understanding, Arab America, Consortium News, Defense for Children International, Eyewitness Palestine, Institute for Palestine Studies-USA, Jerusalem Fund, Just World Educational, Middle East Books & More, Mondoweiss, Museum of the Palestinian People, Playgrounds for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, United Palestinian Appeal and Virginia Coalition for Human Rights
The conference program schedule will feature the following:
Registration and Middle East Books & More.
Dale Sprusansky: Conference Organizer Welcoming Remarks.
Delinda Hanley: Why Talking about the Israel Lobby Matters.
Walter Hixson: Israel's Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict.
Ali Abunimah: What does a Censored Undercover News Investigation Reveal about the Israel Lobby in America?
Ideas Fair - Morning Break - Ali Abunimah book signing.
Grant F. Smith: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program.
James North: How The New York Times Rigs News on Israel Palestine.
Lunch - Ideas Fair.
Keynote: Susan Abulhawa: Israel: More than Apartheid.
Panel: Fighting against Illegal Settlements and for Free Speech.
Martin F. McMahon: The Legal Battle for Justice Against Israeli Settlers and their American Financiers.
Saqib Ali: Why I’m Suing Maryland to Protect my Constitutional Right to Boycott Israel.
Ideas Fair - Afternoon break - Susan Abulhawa book signing.
Brad Parker: What Lessons can Activists Take Away from the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act?
Panel: The Virginia Coalition for Human Rights (VCHR).
Paul Noursi: What is the VCHR?
James Metz: Why VCHR is Taking on the Virginia Israel Advisory Board.
Kathy Drinkard: How the VCHR is Preventing Israel Affinity Organizations from Politicizing K-12 Textbooks.
Closing Remarks - Delinda Hanley and Grant F. Smith.
Students may apply for free tickets and stipends at http://israellobbyandamericanpolicy.org/Students_Stipends/
News media may apply for press credentials at http://israellobbyandamericanpolicy.org/Press_credentials/
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Ticketholders can attend the program and ideas fair, receive a box lunch and an invitation to a post-conference reception!
#IsraelLobbyCon is solely sponsored by the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep).