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


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  • The Israel Lobby and Fake Peace Processing
    Arab Voices Radio Talk Show, May 3, 2017
    We will listen to the speech titled "The Israel Lobby and Fake Peace Processing" delivered by Khalil Jahshan at The Israel Lobby and American Policy Conference, which was held on March 24, 2017 at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The conference was sponsored by the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep).
  • And Israel Gets Away With It
    Thomas L. Are blog, May 3, 2017
    It seems no matter what, Israel gets away with it. From the imprisonment and murder of children, to blockading an entire nation of people, Israel gets away with it. There seems to be an unquestioned support of Israel that “keeps out eyes shut, our mouths closed and our wallets open,” no matter what Israel does.[1] The powerful Israeli lobby makes sure that Israel gets away with it.
  • Israel-Palestine Through the Lens of Settler-Colonialism (ONE of TWO) Professor Ilan Pappe
    TUC Radio - Maria Gilardin, April 18, 2017
    Ilan Pappe was born in Haifa and educated in Israel. He was a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa (1984–2007) and chaired the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian and Israeli Studies. He received world attention as one of Israel's "New Historians" who, since the release of secret British and Israeli government documents in the early 1980s, have been re-writing the history of Israel's creation in 1948, and the corresponding expulsion of more than 700,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages that became known as the Nakba - the catastrophe.

    Ilan Pappe left Israel in 2008, after Israel's minister of education called for him to be dismissed from the University of Haifa. He also received several death threats. Since then, he has been a professor of history with the College of Social sciences and International Studies at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.

    He spoke on March 24, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. He was introduced by Dale Sprusansky, the assistant editor of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
  • Israel Lobby and American Policy conference offers counterpoint to national AIPAC conference
    Arab American News, March 31, 2017
    Days before AIPAC's national policy conference, a wide coalition of groups assembled for a counter-conference in Washington to address Israel's ongoing PR ploy of mobilizing support for its policies and quelling dissent through Congress.
  • Ilan Pappe: The Myth of Israel
    The Real News, March 30, 2017
    Journalist Max Blumenthal sits down with renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe to talk about the first of his forthcoming book, Ten Myths About Israel.
  • History will make us pay for this
    Mondoweiss, March 28, 2017
    “It’s like sleeping with a corpse,” Ilan Pappe said of the two-state solution, at the Israel Lobby and American Policy Conference this past Friday. “We should all attend the funeral and we can put this past us already.”
  • Broad coalition attends teach-in on Israel lobby ahead of AIPAC conference
    Mondoweiss, March 25, 2017
    The leading pro Israel group AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is meeting this weekend in Washington and ahead of it yesterday I went to the annual teach-in against the Israel lobby at the National Press Club. There was an audience of 600 and a lot of excitement. The political atomization of the Trump era had not penetrated this hall. The speakers represented many different points of view, from US nationalist to leftwing/Palestinian to realist to Arab-American.
  • Israel Lobby and American Policy Conference: Post-Event Video
    Antiwar.com March 24, 2017
    Conference early feed, highlights below. The expanded feed will be posted soon.
  • Grant F. Smith on the Israel Lobby and American Policy Conference
    The Scott Horton Show, March 23, 2017
    Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy and author of Big Israel, talks about the role of the Israel Lobby in American politics and the great lineup of speakers at his event at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. THIS FRIDAY the 24th of March.
  • U.S. aid to Israel is unique
    The Scott Horton Show, February 24, 2017
    Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, discusses the $254 billion in inflation-adjusted US aid to Israel since 1949; the pro-Israel think tanks that now wish to compare Israel’s large share of foreign aid with US expenditures and troop deployments in Japan, Germany and South Korea; and why Israel has no real common interests with the US and hasn’t reciprocated like an allied country would. Stunning new documentary to be screened at the upcoming conference on March 24.
  • Our upcoming conference...
    Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, November/December 2016
    “The Israel Lobby and American Policy,” co-sponsored with the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep), is another way we bring essential information and analysis to the American public.
  • The Israel Lobby and the Trump Administration
    "Takes on the World" podcast, KXYX radio, November 23, 2016
    Jeffrey Blankfort and Grant F. Smith discuss the israel lobby's influence on the Democratic and Republic parties, likely moves the Trump administration will make for Israel in its first 100 days, and why people should come to "The Israel Loby and American Policy" conference.  YouTube version.
  • U.S. ignores Israel's nuclear weapons, how to attend "The Israel Lobby and American Policy" conference
    The Scott Horton Show, October 26, 2016
    Grant F. Smith, director of research at the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, discusses the longstanding U.S. government policy of feigning ignorance of Israel’s nuclear weapons program, why the new $38 billion U.S. pledge to Israel is unconstitutional, and “The Israel Lobby and American Policy” conference scheduled for March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

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