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Live today CSPAN3 'Reassesing US & IsraeLIE Relations'

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Live today CSPAN3 'Reassesing US & IsraeLIE Relations'

Postby Kentucky » Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:11 pm

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Panelists include Professor Stephen Walt (author of "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy"), and Ernie Gallo, a survivor of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty that killed 34 Americans and injured 174.

Schedule (all times are Eastern)

1. How does the Israel lobby influence Congress? 9:00 AM
Paul Findley - Should the executive outmaneuver Congress to save Palestine and Israel?
Janet McMahon - The Israel lobby network and coordinated PACs that finance U.S. elections.
Cynthia McKinney - In the Israel lobby's cross-hairs.
Delinda Hanley - U.S. aid to Israel in numbers.

2. Does Israel and its lobby exercise too much influence on U.S. decisions to wage war in the Middle East? 10:15 AM
Stephen Sniegoski - Neoconservatives and the Iraq War.
Karen Kwiatkowski - Inside the Pentagon's "Office of Special Plans."
Gareth Porter - The "manufactured crisis" and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran.
Brigadier General (ret) James J. David - How does U.S. military aid to Israel impact relations with other U.S. allies?

3. Does the "special relationship" transcend rule of law? 11:15 AM
Grant F. Smith - A brief history of unprosecuted Israeli foreign agent, smuggling and espionage cases.
Ernie Gallo - The U.S.S Liberty: what really happened? What did not?
Mark Perry - Mossad poses as CIA? No-holds-barred national security reporting in the current environment.
M.E. "Spike" Bowman - The Jonathan Pollard Affair: what does it mean and what does it not mean?

4. History: How did the "special relationship" come to be? 12:45 PM
Stephen Walt - The "special relationship" and what has changed since publication of "The Israel Lobby" book
Geoffrey Wawro- Key findings from the book "Quicksand" and what happens to historians who revise history.
John Quigley - 1967, international law and cost of U.S. support for the occupation.
Alison Weir - Findings from the new book "Against Our Better Judgment"

5. Has the lobby captured political parties and news media? 2:15 PM
Jeff Blankfort - Are there Israel lobby gatekeepers and damage control squads on the Left?
Allen Brownfeld - The ACJ and battles over Zionism inside Jewish social welfare organizations.
Justin Raimondo - Has the Israel lobby captured the Right?
Scott McConnell - Did Neoconservatives take over GOP foreign policy?
Philip Weiss - What is changing in "permissible" mainstream public debate—and what is not?

6. Is Israel really a U.S. ally? 3:45 PM
Michael Scheuer - Does U.S. support for Israel expose America to blowback?
Paul Pillar - Are threats to Israel's security inflated to justify occupation and U.S. support?
Ray McGovern - Does Israel act like a U.S. ally?
Philip Giraldi - Is Israel a U.S. ally?
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