Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference 2019

Program: "Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference 2019" March 22 all-day at the National Press Club

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:

8:00 AM

Registration and Middle East Books & More.

9:00 AM

Dale Sprusansky: Conference Organizer Welcoming Remarks.

9:05 AM

Delinda Hanley: Why Talking about the Israel Lobby Matters.

9:15 AM

Walter Hixson: Israel's Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict.

10:00 AM

Ali Abunimah: What does a Censored Undercover News Investigation Reveal about the Israel Lobby in America?

10:45 AM

Ideas Fair - Morning Break - Ali Abunimah book signing.

11:25 AM

Grant F. Smith: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program.

12:00 PM

James North: How The New York Times Rigs News on Israel Palestine.

12:30 PM

Lunch - Ideas Fair.

1:15 PM

Keynote: Susan Abulhawa: Israel: More than Apartheid.

2:00 PM

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.

 

 

2:45 PM

Ideas Fair - Afternoon break - Susan Abulhawa book signing.

3:30 PM

Brad Parker: What Lessons can Activists Take Away from the Promoting Human  Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act?

4:00 PM

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.

 

 

4:50 PM

Closing Remarks - Delinda Hanley and Grant F. Smith.

 

 

5:00-7:00 PM

Networking Reception.

Register online at https://IsraelLobbyandAmericanPolicy.org or https://israellobbycon.eventbrite.com

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/

If you are unable to attend, subscribe to YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/WashingtonReportonMiddleEastAffairs to view the live stream, post questions, and watch archived videos!

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).

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