WASHINGTON, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The April 10 conference "The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?" at the National Press Club will present the following panels:
1.0 What Is the Israel Lobby and How Does It Work? 9:00 AM
Grant Smith: How big is the Lobby and what does it do? An overview of the 501(c) universe.
Seth Morrison: From the Jewish National Fund to Jewish Voice for Peace and BDS.
Jeffrey Blankfort: The ADL: Covert action, censure, and courting law-enforcement.
2.0 Are Critical Voices Silenced? 10:10 AM
Prof. Richard Falk: Weakening and discrediting the UN: The work of pro-Israel NGOs.
Dr. Alice Rothchild: Silencing voices that question Israeli actions.
Dr. Jack Shaheen: The use of cultural stereotypes to shape policy.
3.0 Is Freedom of Speech Encouraged on American Campuses? 11:35 AM
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh: Daring to speak out on campus.
Dima Khalidi: Pressures on universities to discipline and punish students and faculty for speech activities.
Ahmad Saadaldin: Overcoming obstacles: SJP successes.
4.0 Is the Lobby Good for Israel? 1:15 PM
Miko Peled: How the Lobby enables Israeli policy: Views of an Israeli in America.
Gideon Levy: Does unconditional support for Israel endanger Israeli voices?
Huwaida Arraf: The situation of Arab citizens of Israel: Views of an Arab citizen of Israel.
5.0 How Does the Lobby Influence Congress? 2:25 PM
Former AIPAC employee MJ Rosenberg: Is it all about the money?
Former Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV): My experience with the Israel Lobby; The use of dark money.
Former Rep. Paul Findley (R-IL): What I should have done, and what Congress can do today.
6.0 Is There an Iraq-Iran Continuum? 3:50 PM
Gareth Porter: The push for war on Iran.
Reza Marashi: The Iran nuclear deal.
Paul Pillar: AIPAC/Netanyahu objectives and the American interest.
Speaker biographies are available at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org/speakers/.
Current students and faculty, news media and Congress and federal government employees may apply online for a free conference pass. Members of the public may register online for the program and lunch for $75 at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org until April 9. Same-day registration is available for $199 on a limited first-come, first-served basis beginning at 8AM on the 13th floor of the National Press Club.
See http://www.IsraelLobbyUS.org and @IsraelLobbyUS on Twitter for final updates.
SOURCE Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy