Israel Lobby Conference - "IsraelLobbyCon"

An annual conference series traditionally held at the National Press Club before the annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

Since 2015 the annual IsraelLobbyCon conference series at the National Press Club explores the latest research, innovations and tactics for countering the Israel lobby’s damaging policies in the U.S. and around the globe.

Upcoming Conferences

2021 Online Conference:
End US Support for Israeli Apartheid?

April 17 and 24, 2021 - Registration now open!

Speaker and program information

While Congress wrangled over modest emergency pandemic relief for Americans, the nation of Israel receives $3.8 billion annually—and even more covert aid—with barely a whisper of debate. Any member of Congress who might question the annual U.S. subsidy for Israeli militarization knows that he or she will incur the wrath of AIPAC and other Israel lobby groups. The lobby patrols the Congress to ensure that Israel, a small country of some nine million people, remains by far the largest recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since World War II., U.S,. aid enables Israeli apartheid, new settlements in illegally occupied territories and ongoing violent repression of Palestinians. Meanwhile, American citizens who question illegal Israeli policies and engage in nonviolent protest movements such as BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) are accused of being anti-Semites, and their free speech rights threatened.


This web-based conference considers whether the United States should cut off aid to Israel or make any such assistance conditional on negotiation of a genuine peace settlement, respect for Palestinian human rights, and adherence to international law. Wrapping around the annual meeting of the Israel lobby group J Street, the webinar will address U.S. financial support of Israel, the strengths and weaknesses of “liberal” lobby groups like J Street, prospects for a one- or two-state solution, and the progress of free speech organizations, the BDS movement and other forms of resistance, including solidarity between Palestinian activism and the Black Lives Matter movement.

2022 National Press Club Conference
Transcending the Israel lobby at Home & Abroad

March 3 and 4, 2022 - Register today!

How Americans are effectively working to overcome Israel lobby demands to violate international law, undermine freedom of speech, reward Israeli militarism and denigrate peaceful Palestinian aspirations.

How voters this election year can both support and field politicians, and keep them from succumbing to the lobby's coordinated campaign contributions and constant pressure for fealty.

Exploring important grassroots legislative and legal battles won by peace and justice allies, how they did it, and how you can, too.

The key differences between Jewish establishment Zionism and Christian Zionism, and common misunderstandings.

How to implement "non-Israel-centric" regional strategies to eliminate the crippling human and financial costs of unending wars.

For the first time ever, we are opening up our traditional "speakers dinner" as a public fund-raising gala! Join keynoters, speakers and a surprising lineup of entertainers for a delicious, educational and uplifting gathering the evening before the conference, on March 3! All gala proceeds go toward covering conference expenses!

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