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 Break—Book 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 Reception—Book Signings: Ali Abunimah, Gideon Levy and Jefferson Morley
Students may apply for free tickets and stipends at http://israellobbyandamericanpolicy.org/Students_Stipends/
News media may apply for press credentials at http://israellobbyandamericanpolicy.org/Press_credentials/
If you can't attend, subscribe to YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/WashingtonReportonMiddleEastAffairs 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).
SOURCE Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy