March 22, 2019 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC

Program: "Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference 2019" March 22 all-day at the National Press Club

The March 22 all-day "Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference 2019" at the National Press Club in Washington, DC will feature the following “Ideas Fair” participating organizations:

American Muslims for Palestine, Americans for Middle East Understanding, Arab America, Consortium News, Defense for Children International, Eyewitness Palestine, Institute for Palestine Studies-USA, Jerusalem Fund, Just World Educational, Middle East Books & More, Mondoweiss, Museum of the Palestinian People, Playgrounds for Palestine, Students for Justice in Palestine, United Palestinian Appeal and Virginia Coalition for Human Rights

The conference program schedule will feature the following:

8:00 AM

Registration and Middle East Books & More.

9:00 AM

Dale Sprusansky: Conference Organizer Welcoming Remarks.

9:05 AM

Delinda Hanley: Why Talking about the Israel Lobby Matters.

9:15 AM

Walter Hixson: Israel's Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the
Palestine Conflict.

10:00 AM

Ali Abunimah: What does a Censored Undercover News Investigation Reveal about the
Israel Lobby in America?

10:45 AM

Ideas Fair - Morning Break - Ali Abunimah book signing.

11:25 AM

Grant F. Smith: U.S. Foreign Aid and the Israeli Nuclear Weapons Program.

12:00 PM

James North: How The New York Times Rigs News on Israel Palestine.

12:30 PM

Lunch - Ideas Fair.

1:15 PM

Keynote: Susan Abulhawa: Israel: More than Apartheid.

2:00 PM

Panel: Fighting against Illegal Settlements and for Free Speech.




Martin F. McMahon: The Legal Battle for Justice Against Israeli Settlers and their
American Financiers.


Saqib Ali: Why I’m Suing Maryland to Protect my Constitutional Right to Boycott Israel.



2:45 PM

Ideas Fair - Afternoon break - Susan Abulhawa book signing.

3:30 PM

Brad Parker: What Lessons can Activists Take Away from the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military
Detention of Palestinian Children Act?

4:00 PM

Panel: The Virginia Coalition for Human Rights (VCHR).




Paul Noursi: What is the VCHR? 


James Metz: Why VCHR is Taking on the Virginia Israel Advisory Board.


Kathy Drinkard: How the VCHR is Preventing Israel Affinity Organizations from Politicizing K-12 Textbooks.



4:50 PM

Closing Remarks - Delinda Hanley and Grant F. Smith.

5:00-7:00 PM

Networking Reception.