March 24, 2017 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC

The Conference Series

The conference "The Israel Lobby and American Policy" is the latest in a series.  Visit previous conference websites with archived speaker bios, transcripts, video and audio below.

The Israel Lobby And American Policy 2018

Website: http://israellobbyandamericanpolicy.org
Date: March 2, 2018
Venue: The National Press Club
Theme: This conference will address the costs and consequences of major Israel lobby initiatives, U.S. foreign aid to Israel, demands that the U.S. continue military engagements against Israel's regional rivals, and movements within the United States to oppose and moderate such policies.

IIGBAIsrael's Influence: Good or Bad for America?

Website: http://IsraelsInfluence.org
Date: March 18, 2016
Venue: The National Press Club
Theme: Expert panelists and keynote speakers analyzed the enormous impact Israel’s influence has on Congress, establishment media, academia and other major institutions.

The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?

Website: http://IsraelLobbyUS.org
Date: April 10, 2015
Venue: The National Press Club
TILTheme: This unprecedented gathering focused on the Israel lobby in America. How big is it? How fast has it grown? How interconnected are the organizations and individuals? How much revenue does it raise and where does the money go? What are the common objectives of the lobby? What laws apply to lobbying to benefit a foreign government, and are they vigorously enforced? Do coordinated campaign contributions cause American policymakers to act more on behalf of Israel than the United States? What fallacies underlie the assertions that U.S. and Israeli interests are the same? What are the Israel lobby’s public and private, short-and-medium-term policy objectives? And what can Americans who do not believe pro-Israel slogans, activities and policy objectives do?

National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship"

natsuWebsite: http://NatSummit.org
Date: March 7, 2014
Venue: The National Press Club
Theme: U.S. financial, military, and diplomatic support for Israel has grown significantly and steadily throughout the past 60 years and now dwarfs annual American foreign assistance to all other nations. Research indicates the U.S.-Israel "special relationship" is a major factor in foreign hostility toward Americans. Some experts suggest that Israel has been central to U.S. wars in the Middle East. However, the huge public backlash against Israel lobby-generated momentum for U.S. attacks on Syria and Iran indicates that Americans are concerned about the direction of U.S. foreign policy, how it is made, and those trying to make it. This historic summit provided an in-depth, multifaceted inquiry into this critical subject matter. Panelists included former military and diplomatic personnel, intelligence officers, scholars, economists, researchers and a variety of other subject-matter experts and authors often shut out of key discussions in public forums and news media outlets.