Transcending the Israel Lobby
At home and abroad

May 28-29, 2020 Conference at the
National Press Club

Roger Waters
Gideon Levy
Joseph Massad
Stephen Walt
Sut Jhally

Our annual conference 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.

This conference has grown to become one of the largest educational events in Washington, DC, attracting nearly 1,000 participants including activists, students, educators, alternative news media, nonprofits, the international community and the private sector. It also provides an excellent opportunity for face-to-face networking. Speakers will analyze:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Explore important grassroots legislative and legal battles won by peace and justice allies in 2019-2020, how they did it, and how you can, too.

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

  5. How to implement emerging “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 May 28! All gala proceeds go toward covering conference expenses.

Get your discounted tickets now through Eventbrite. Make a tax-deductible contribution to cover conference costs and student travel stipends.

For more information, speaker updates, and student tickets, check back at this conference website,