the first national summit to reassess the U.S.—Israel
US 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.
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.