Good or Bad for America?

Washington, DC - March 18, 2016 at the National Press Club

"America is a thing that you can move very easily..." Binyamin Netanyahu, 2001

The annual conference series

Transcending the Israel Lobby at Home and Abroad 2022

Website; https://IsraelLobbyCon.org
Date: March 4, 2022
Venue: The National Press Club
Topics: How Americans are effectively working to overcome Israel lobby demands to violate international law, undermine freedom of speech, reward Israeli militarism and denigrate peaceful Palestinian aspirations. How voters can both support and field politicians and keep them from succumbing to the lobby’s coordinated campaign contributions and constant pressure for fealty. Exploring important grassroots legislative and legal battles won by peace and justice allies, how they did it, and how you can, too.The key differences between Jewish establishment Zionism and Christian Zionism, and common misunderstandings.How to implement emerging “non-Israel-centric” regional strategies to eliminate the crippling human and financial costs of unending wars.


The Israel Lobby & American Policy 2019

Website: https://IsraelLobbyandAmericanPolicy.org
Date: March 22, 2019
Venue: The National Press Club
Topics: Experts will address the following questions: 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?

The Israel Lobby & American Policy 2018

Website: http://2018.IsraelLobbyandAmericanPolicy.org
Date: March 2, 2018
Theme: Expert speakers addressed the Israel lobby’s agenda, whether the U.S. is supporting an apartheid state, how supporting Israeli violations of international law impacts the U.S., the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, Israel lobby suppression of free speech and academic freedom on campus, how and when Christian evangelicals became Zionists, Israeli societal trends, the Palestinian BDS campaign, the impact of Russian vs Israeli media and electoral influence, the trajectory of the CIA/Mossad relationship and whether the U.S. can be persuaded to attack Iran to advance Israel’s strategic position.

The Israel Lobby and American Policy 2017

Website: http://2017.IsraelLobbyandAmericanPolicy.org
Date: March 24, 2017
Venue: The National Press Club
Growing numbers of Americans question massive, automatic and unconditional U.S. support for Israel. The American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy will host a historic fourth annual conference on March 24, 2017 at the National Press Club focusing on the key issues.


Israel's Influence: Good or Bad for America? 2016

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

Experts explored the costs and benefits in terms of foreign aid and covert intelligence, foreign policy, America’s regional and global standing, and unbiased news reporting.


The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel? 2015

Website: http://IsraelLobbyUS.org
Date: April 10, 2015
Venue: The National Press Club
Theme: 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?

The Israel Lobby: Is It Good For The US?

National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship" 2014

Website: 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 towards 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 will provide an in-depth, multifaceted inquiry into this critical subject matter. Panelists will include 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. Members of the public will be allowed to ask the key questions and network with other attendees.


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