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THE  ISRAEL LOBBY & AMERICAN POLICY CONFERENCE 2019

March 22, 2019 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC
"Palestine has been silenced, intimidated, bullied, criminalized, policed and smeared at San Francisco State both by organizations within and outside the university." Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, 2018 conference

Ali Abunimah released censored undercover video about the Israel lobby.

Ali Abunimah is a journalist and the co-founder and executive director of the widely acclaimed The Electronic Intifada, a nonprofit, independent online publication focusing on Palestine. The Electronic Intifada was the first publication to release parts of Al Jazeera's censored four-part undercover documentary about the Israel lobby in America, and later released the whole film. What should every American know about what the Israel lobby really does, as opposed to what it claims to do?

Our 6th annual conference at the National Press Club will be the most important ever!

How has the Israel lobby further captured key nodes of U.S. government policymaking? Why is U.S. policy so expensive, destructive and unrepresentative of the will of the American people? How are a handful of politicians now successfully running against previously unquestioned, longstanding Israel lobby platforms? What rules do reporters follow when they tell the truth about U.S. policy and the lobby? Why do U.S. presidents sign secret letters promising not to publicly discuss Israel’s clandestine nuclear weapons program? Why does the U.S. give more foreign aid to Israel than to any other country, and how is the makeup of that aid changing? What, if anything, does the U.S. get out of its so-called “special relationship” with Israel? How are human rights groups working to “de-Israelize” state and local governments? What is the Israel lobby doing to provoke an armed U.S. confrontation with Iran? What else is the lobby doing to improve Israel’s strategic position in the region? Why are assertions that Israel and the U.S. have “shared values” made, and are these assertions accurate?

With so many think tanks and self-designated “public policy” organizations in Washington, one would think experts would publicly discuss these topics often. But they don’t!

In reality, these topics are rarely discussed, and never when it matters most—right before the Israel lobby’s biggest annual meeting in Washington, DC!

On March 22, 2019, just two days before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center, a polar opposite gathering of top thinkers, activists, authors, politicians and experts will meet at an even more prestigious location: The National Press Club.

Qualified experts—most denied mass media platforms in the United States—will once more convene to critically examine U.S. Middle East policy and the negative impact of the Israel-centric policies the lobby demands. Most important, once again Americans interested in improving Middle East policy can convene and discuss alternatives for the future!