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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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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.

    Best of: Andrew Kadi "The Palestinian BDS Campaign: What It Is, How It Is Growing, and Why the Efforts to Stop It Will Fail."

    Best of: Andrew Kadi "The Palestinian BDS Campaign: What It Is, How It Is Growing, and Why the Efforts to Stop It Will Fail."

    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 for the past 16 years in support of Palestinian rights, mobilizing at the grassroots level and organizing digital campaigns, challenging mainstream media coverage, and harnessing popular education approaches to raise awareness and advocate change.


    Transcript: https://www.wrmea.org/018-may/the-palestinian-bds-campaign-what-it-is-how-it-is-growing-and-why-the-efforts-to-stop-it-will-fail.html


    Sides: https://2018.israellobbyandamericanpolicy.org/transcripts/IsraelLobbyCon2018_Andrew_Kadi_slides.pdf


    Video: https://youtu.be/Fi_62ZcBKU8

    • 31 min
    "Israel Propaganda in the News Media" - UMass Professor Emeritus Sut Jhally

    "Israel Propaganda in the News Media" - UMass Professor Emeritus Sut Jhally

    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 in Israel's favor. From the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, the film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in the face of widening international condemnation of Israel's human rights violations and military occupation. Jhally also analyzed whether the news media have been getting better—or worse—since the documentary was produced, and whether election-season news coverage is likely to cover—or cover up—growing challenges to standard pro-Israel narratives and politics.


    Video at: https://youtu.be/ym7M_FMvdQI


    IsraelLobbyCon EXTRA! Series at: https://www.israellobbycon.org/home

    • 54 min
    Best of: Dr. Roger Mattson “Did Israel steal U.S. weapons-grade uranium, and did it have help from U.S. citizens?”

    Best of: Dr. Roger Mattson “Did Israel steal U.S. weapons-grade uranium, and did it have help from U.S. citizens?”

    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 issues such as safety goals, risk assessment, nuclear safeguards, and Three Mile Island reforms. After leaving government service in 1984, he led two private companies that provided safety and security services for U.S. nuclear power plants, the Energy Department's nuclear facilities, and several foreign users of nuclear power. Following the Chernobyl accident in 1986, he helped develop IAEA's guidance on safety principles for the world's nuclear power plants. He oversaw nuclear safety consultancies in five foreign countries. He also served on the offsite safety committees for several nuclear power plants and several DOE nuclear facilities. In 2012, he was part of a team formed by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to forge a new safety construct for nuclear power after the tragedy at Fukushima. He has participated in safety analysis and field reviews of nearly 150 nuclear facilities in the US, Europe, the former Soviet Union and the Far East, including the startup of the latest U.S. nuclear power plant in 2015.



    This talk is from the 2016 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club
    Transcript: https://www.israelsinfluence.org/transcripts/roger_mattson.html
    Slides: https://www.israelsinfluence.org/video/Roger%20Mattson%20-%20Did%20Israel%20steal%20U.S.%20weapons-grade%20uranium.pdf
    Video at: https://youtu.be/9LX4LigFtPk

    • 23 min
    Best of: Dr. Virginia Tilley "Does the U.S. Support an Apartheid State?"

    Best of: Dr. Virginia Tilley "Does the U.S. Support an Apartheid State?"

    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 an MA and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MA from the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown. She specializes in the comparative and international politics of ethnic and racial conflict, and has research experience in Central America, Israel-Palestine, post-apartheid South Africa and Oceania (Fiji and the small island states of the south Pacific). Her research examines how the social construction of ethnic, racial and national identities has been used by political actors to gain power, build nations and shape conflict. In addition to numerous articles and policy papers, she is author of The One State Solution, (U of Wisconsin Press, 2005), a pragmatic analysis of the two-state solution in Israel-Palestine; and editor of Beyond Occupation: Apartheid, Colonialism and International Law in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (Pluto Press, 2012). At SIU she teaches courses on racial ideology and conflict, international relations, nation-building, and global comparative studies, with special attention to Middle East studies focusing on current events.


    This talk is from the 2018 IsraelLobbyCon at the National Press Club
    Transcript: https://www.wrmea.org/018-may/does-the-u.s.-support-an-apartheid-state.html
    Slides: https://2018.israellobbyandamericanpolicy.org/transcripts/IsraelLobbyCon2018_Virginia_Tilley_slides.pdf
    Video at: https://youtu.be/9LX4LigFtPk

    • 26 min
    Best of: Ian Williams "The Israel Lobby and the U.N."

    Best of: Ian Williams "The Israel Lobby and the U.N."

    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 defending the U.N. He has personally known four secretaries general, and innumerable diplomats and officials worldwide.


    Williams has covered the United Nations since 1989 and twice served as president of the U.N. Correspondents’ Association. In 1995, for the 50th anniversary of the United Nations, while he was president of the U.N. Correspondents’ Association, Williams wrote U.N. for Beginners.


    An associate professor at Bard Center for Globalization and International Affairs, he lectures on the U.N. and the Responsibility to Protect.


    Born in Liverpool, UK, Williams played in the rubble of bomb sites left over from the war that inspired the founding of the United Nations. He graduated from Liverpool University after being suspended for several years because of his protest against the university’s investments in South Africa.


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


    Transcript: https://www.wrmea.org/018-may/the-israel-lobby-and-the-u.n.html


    Video at: https://youtu.be/VhuNNEc9r38

    • 20 min
    "American Jews and Israel: A Faltering Relationship" with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and Allan Brownfeld

    "American Jews and Israel: A Faltering Relationship" with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb and Allan Brownfeld

    Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, an organizer with Jewish Voice for Peace, described Jewish Zionism as a failing ideology for many younger American Jews who reject Israel’s oppressive occupation policies and bellicose actions toward Iran, as well as the relationship between U.S. and Israeli militarism. But how will this impact their future as activists in electoral politics? Will they remain mostly captive to the Democratic Party, voicing opposition while accepting candidates captured and mentored by AIPAC?


    Allan C. Brownfeld, American Council for Judaism, discussed the growing disillusionment of American Jews, and some Israelis, with the Jewish state and Zionism. Young American Jews who champion civil rights at home, including the right to vote, freedom of movement, due process and equality, realize that Israel is denying those same basic rights to Palestinians. Peter Beinart, Seth Rogen, Marc Maron and other Jewish Americans who are urging Israel to dismantle its apartheid policies face bitter attacks from the Israel lobby and Jewish Establishment organizations, charging they’ve “crossed a line.” Brownfeld offered some suggestions about how progressive Jewish voters can influence both the Democratic and Republican parties.


    This conversation is from the 9/10/2020 IsraelLobbyCon EXTRA! webinar series.


    Video at https://youtu.be/yZiRppZfAHk

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