The Israel Lobby Con EXTRA! Podcast

The Israel Lobby Con EXTRA! Podcast

IsraelLobbyCon Extra! is an online initiative created in 2020. It advances the IsraelLobbyCon.org mission and provides key expertise, analysis and global outreach opportunities between our annual National Press Club conferences.

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May 11, 2021 30 min

Ian Williams provides a brief history of both Republican and Democratic administrations’ sycophantic relations with Israel and how this relationship affects U.S. policies toward the U.N. and international law. Will Washington continue to discredit and deflect all U.N. criticism of apartheid Israel with charges of bias and anti-Semitism? Will President Biden work for a rule-based world order, or will he shamelessly insist those rule...

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Brian Baird describes how Israel and its U.S. lobby assert authority over Congress. He reflects on his visits to Gaza, especially his shock at seeing the American International School in Gaza flattened by Israel using American-made bombs. He describes his efforts to investigate the murder of his constituent Rachel Corrie, as well as his vote on the Goldstone report, denounced by House colleagues who never read the report or visited...

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Walter L. Hixson since 2019 serves as columnist and contributing editor at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. This is his second book on the Israel lobby following Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict. (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

He is the author of several books focused on the history of US foreign relations, including American Foreign Relations: A New Diplomatic Hi...

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Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law, Princeton University, currently Chair of Global Law, Law Faculty, Queen Mary University London. Falk served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Occupied Palestine (2008-2014), and served as Chair of the Board of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, 2005-2012.

He wrote (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance(2014), which proposes a value-oriented assess...

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John Dugard discussed what accounts for the international community's disparity in its treatment of South Africa and Israel for applying substantially similar policies. How effective have Israel and its foreign lobbies been in claiming that opposition to Israel's behavior is due to anti-Semitism? Why did South Africa's Jewish community go from opposing apartheid in their own country to vilifying Jewish South African Jud...

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Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian American poet and writer, the author of the international bestselling novel, Mornings in Jenin. Her second novel, The Blue Between Sky and Water, was sold in 19 languages before its release. Her latest novel, Against The Loveless World, is a Palestine Book Awards Winner.

Abulhawa is also an activist, and the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, an NGO upholding the right to play for Palestinian chi...

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Experts will speak and take questions at the only annual national conference challenging the Israel lobby's repressive agenda while proposing better alternatives for America.

IsraelApartheidCon 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).

Celebrated Palestinian author Susan Abulhawa reveals how U...

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This talk is from the 2019 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club

Delinda Hanley is the executive director and news editor at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Before joining the magazine in 1996, Hanley spent decades in the Middle East, studying in Lebanon, volunteering with the Peace Corps, and later working in Oman and Saudi Arabia. From 1990 to 1996 Hanley worked as a researcher, editor and writer for Empire Pr...

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This talk is from the 2015 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club

Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American lawyer and human rights advocate. As the daughter of an Israeli-born Palestinian, she is also a citizen of Israel. Arraf received her Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan, and her Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law, where she focused on international human rights and humanitarian...

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This talk is from the 2017 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club

John Mearsheimer is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science and the co-director of the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago. In 2007 Professor Mearsheimer coauthored The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy (with Stephen M. Walt), which made the New York Times best seller list and has been tran...

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This talk is from the 2017 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club.

Clayton E. Swisher is an American journalist and author, who worked as the director of investigative journalism for the Al Jazeera Media Network in Doha, Qatar. Swisher, a former marine reservist and federal criminal investigator, was educated at the University of Pittsburgh and Georgetown University. In 2004 Swisher's first book The Truth About Camp David, ...

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Hanan Ashrawi addressed the Israel lobby and the “Peace Process” at the 2017 "Israel Lobby & American Policy" conference at the National Press Club

Hanan Ashrawi was the first woman to be elected member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in 2009. She served as the Official Spokesperson of the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace process from 1991-1993 and participated i...

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This speech, Pro-Israel Organizations, Donors And Islamophobia: Findings From "Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America" is from the 2017 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club.

Wajahat Ali is a journalist, writer, lawyer, an award-winning playwright, a TV host, consultant, and Creative Director of Affinis Labs. He was a National Correspondent, Political Reporter, and Social Media Expert for Al Jazee...

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This keynote, "Israel more than Apartheid" is from the 2019 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club.

Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian novelist, poet and essayist. Her debut novel, Mornings in Jenin (Bloomsbury, 2010), became an instant international bestseller and was translated into 28 languages. Her second novel, The Blue Between Sky and Water (Bloomsbury, 2015), has likewise been translated into 26 languages. Abulhawa’...

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This talk is from the 2016 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club.

Maria LaHood is a Deputy Legal Director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, with expertise in constitutional rights and international human rights. She works to defend the constitutional rights of Palestinian human rights advocates in the United States in cases such as Davis v. Cox, defending Olympia Food Co-op board members for boycotting Israeli goods; Sa...

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This talk is from the 2018 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club.

Andrew Kadi is an organizer and Steering Committee member of the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights.

Kadi is a blogger at the Electronic Intifada, a member of Al-Shabaka: the Palestinian Policy Network, and has written for or appeared in The Guardian, USA Today, The Forward, TRT, CityLab, Mondoweiss, the New York Daily News, and the BBC.

He has been active f...

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University of Massachusetts Professor Emeritus Sut Jhally presented key findings from, and comments on, select clips shown from his 2016 documentary, "The Occupation of the American Mind," which analyzes pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Featuring leading observers of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and U.S. media, the film explores how the pro-Israel lobby shapes American media coverage of the conflict i...

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Roger J. Mattson is the author of the recently published book Stealing the Atom Bomb: How Denial and Deception Armed Israel.

Dr. Mattson has experience in engineering and management with Sandia National Laboratory, the Atomic Energy Commission, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the Environmental Protection Agency and several nuclear safety and security consultancies.

He was an adviser to the NRC commissioners on policy iss...

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Dr. Virginia Tilley, a professor of political science at Southern Illinois University, is co-author of the report, “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid,” commissioned by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) of the United Nations. The report, co-authored by Prof. Richard Falk, finds that Israel is imposing an “apartheid regime” on Palestinians. Professor Tilley holds...

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Ian Williams, U.N. correspondent for the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, is the author of the book UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War. Mr. Williams is a senior analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus, he was a columnist for The Nation, the Guardian-American online and an editor for the World Policy Journal. Williams has won many awards for his exposés of U.N. malfeasance, as well as supporting and d...

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