March 2 "Israel Lobby & American Policy 2018 " conference program at the National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy:

The March 2 all-day conference "The Israel Lobby and American Policy" at the National Press Club features the following program:

8:00 AM Registration and Exhibition Hall Open

9:00 AM Dale Sprusansky: Conference Organizer Welcoming Remarks.

9:05 AM Grant F. Smith: An Overview of the Israel Lobby Agenda.

9:30 AM Panel—Israel, the Lobby and the U.N.

Dr. Virginia Tilley: Does the U.S. Support an Apartheid State?
Ian Williams: The Israel Lobby and the U.N.
Noura Erakat: How Support for Israel's Violations of International Law Puts the U.S. on the Wrong Side of History

10:40 AM Morning Break—Book Signings: Dr. Virginia Tilley and Ian Williams

11:10 AM Panel—Suppressing Free Speech

Dr. Barry Trachtenberg: Challenging the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act: Pushing Back Against Jewish Exceptionalist Politics
Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi: How and Why the Israel Lobby Is Suppressing Free Speech and Academic Freedom on College Campuses

12:10 PM Lunch BreakBook Signings: Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi and Noura Erakat

12:50 PM Thomas R. Getman: When and How Did Evangelicals Become Zionists?

1:20 PM Keynote: Gideon Levy: The Zionist Tango: Step Left, Step Right

2:05 PM Afternoon Break—Book signing: Dr. Barry Trachtenberg 

2:40 PM Andrew Kadi: The Palestinian BDS Campaign: What It Is, How It is Growing And Why the Efforts to Stop it Will Fail

3:10 PM Ali Abunimah: Israeli versus Russian Media Influence

3:40 PM Panel—American Foreign Policy

Jefferson Morley: CIA and Mossad: Tradeoffs in the Formation of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: Is the U.S. Ramping up its Military Presence in Syria and Preparing to Attack Iran for Israel?

4:30 PM Exhibition Hall Closed

4:35 PM Closing Comments

5:00-7:00 PM Networking ReceptionBook Signings: Ali Abunimah, Gideon Levy and Jefferson Morley

Register online at or

Students may apply for free tickets and stipends at

News media may apply for press credentials at

If you can't attend, subscribe to YouTube channel to view the live stream, post questions, and watch archived videos!

Ticketholders can attend the program, exhibition hall, receive a box lunch and an invitation to a post-conference reception!

#IsraelLobbyCon is solely sponsored by the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy (IRmep).

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SOURCE Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy


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