March 22, 2019 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC
"The key point is where they are hemorrhaging support is among decent people, all decent people, and particularly people who support human rights..." Ali Abunimah, 2018 conference

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.