Washington, DC - March 7, 2014 8AM-5PM at the National Press Club




"..a passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils."

-George Washington, Farewell Address



  National Summit to Reassess the U.S.—Israel "Special Relationship"

U.S. financial, military, and diplomatic support for Israel has grown significantly and steadily throughout the past 60 years and now dwarfs annual American foreign assistance to all other nations. Research indicates the U.S.-Israel "special relationship" is a major factor in foreign hostility towards Americans. Some experts suggest that Israel has been central to U.S. wars in the Middle East.

However, the huge public backlash against Israel lobby-generated momentum for U.S. attacks on Syria and Iran indicates that Americans are concerned about the direction of U.S. foreign policy, how it is made, and those trying to make it. Despite such concerns, Congress has not examined the impact of Israel lobbying influence on overall U.S. national security and international standing since the 1960s. The time has therefore come for an expert inquiry with broad American citizen participation.

This historic summit will provide an in-depth, multifaceted inquiry into this critical subject matter. Panelists will include former military and diplomatic personnel, intelligence officers, scholars, economists, researchers and a variety of other subject-matter experts and authors often shut out of key discussions in public forums and news media outlets. Members of the public will be allowed to ask the key questions and network with other attendees.

This nonpartisan symposium will examine the impact of the U.S.-Israel relationship on Americans. Speakers and attendees will include military, diplomatic, intelligence, academic, governmental, research organization and economic experts, as well as former and current members of Congress. 

Who Should Attend

This event is open to the public and especially useful for educators, academics, policymakers and Capitol Hill staffers accustomed to receiving information exclusively from Israeli-linked think tanks and lobbies. Currently enrolled college or university students considering careers in diplomacy, federal agencies and elected office should apply for a free ticket. Members of the establishment and alternative press are also invited to attend and enjoy lunch. Members of Congress, staff, and Federal Agency employees may also apply for free entry and a lunch ticket!

This National Summit will be the first of many such formal gatherings of youth, elders, experienced hands and novices who are concerned about Middle East policymaking and America’s future.



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