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  • IsraelLobbyCon Extra! is an online initiative created in 2020. It advances the IsraelLobbyCon.org mission and provides key expertise, analysis and global outreach opportunities between our annual National Press Club conferences.
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  • Can America’s “Special Relationship” with Israel Endure? Dr. Walter Hixson

    Jan 21 2022

    The distinguished historian and WRMEA columnist Dr. Walter L. Hixson discussed the unique and distinctive aspects of the US-Israel "special relationship." What assumptions underpinning the “special relationship” traditionally fit neatly into America's own history and national identity, such as "manifest destiny," "chosen" peoplehood, vanquishing the "savage" and settler colonialism? How did the rise of the formidable Israel lobby--by far the most powerful lobby representing a foreign nation in American history—exploit that identity to win the tiny nation of Israel more US military assistance and unconditional diplomatic support than any other country in the world? Now that Americans are grappling with their founding mythologies, can Israel's and its lobby's grip on the American psyche and body politic endure? Copies of Hixson's latest two books are available from Middle East Books and More.

    Imperialism and War: The History Americans Need to Own https://www.middleeastbooks.com/products/imperialism-and-war-the-history-americans-need-to-own-by-walter-l-hixson

    Architects of Repression: How Israel and Its Lobby Put Racism, Violence and Injustice at the Center of US Middle East Policy https://www.middleeastbooks.com/products/architects-of-repression-how-israel-and-its-lobby-put-racism-violence-and-injustice-at-the-center-of-us-middle-east-policy-by-walter-l-hixson?_pos=1&_sid=86a622183&_ss=r

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    1 hr and 8 mins
  • AIPAC’s New Political Action Committees PACs: Implications for America - Walter Hixson, Janet McMahon and Grant F. Smith

    Dec 23 2021

    Expert analysis of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) interaction with political action committees (PACs). We also explored what factors may be driving AIPAC to be more interested in tightly coordinating campaign spending. We also discussed what impact this may have on Americans and took questions from participants.

    Janet McMahon, former Founding Managing Editor at the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs Dr. Walter L. Hixson, Distinguished Historian, Author, and Columnist, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs and author of the new book Architects of Repression: How Israel and Its Lobby Put Racism, Violence and Injustice at the Center of US Middle East Policy Grant F. Smith, Director of Research at IRmep and author of numerous books about AIPAC and the Israel lobby.

    Related links: https://www.wrmea.org/web-exclusives/aipac-forming-political-action-committees-to-tighten-grip-on-u.s.-elections.html

    Middle East Books & More 

    https://www.middleeastbooks.com/products/stealth-pacs-how-israels-american-lobby-seeks-to-control-u-s-middle-east-policy-by-richard-h-curtiss

    https://www.middleeastbooks.com/products/architects-of-repression-how-israel-and-its-lobby-put-racism-violence-and-injustice-at-the-center-of-us-middle-east-policy-by-walter-l-hixson?_pos=1&_sid=7a8cbf993&_ss=r

    Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Architects-of-Repression-Audiobook/B09158G699

    Washington Report on Middle East Affairs: https://WRMEA.org

    Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: htts://IRmep.org

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    1 hr and 22 mins
  • ”AIPAC in Command?” Interview with distinguished historian and author Walter L. Hixson

    Oct 5 2021

    Extended interview with distinguished historian and author Walter L. Hixson focusing on Chapter 7, "AIPAC in Command" of his book "Architects of Repression: How Israel and Its Lobby Put Racism, Violence and Injustice at the Center of US Middle East Policy."

    Grant F. Smith of IRmep asks Hixson about his research background, when he started looking into the Israel lobby and books published by elite academic publishers. They then turn to a single chapter from the book to explore the role and function of the Israel lobby in the United States.

    Related links:

    YouTube: "The Israel Lobby: What Everyone Needs to Know." https://youtu.be/GPhMT_c8M20

    YouTube: "Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict" https://youtu.be/5frVOAuW6Gg

    YouTube: "Settler Colonialism from America to Palestine" https://youtu.be/H38MYjCcX3U

    Middle East Books & More https://www.middleeastbooks.com/products/architects-of-repression-how-israel-and-its-lobby-put-racism-violence-and-injustice-at-the-center-of-us-middle-east-policy-by-walter-l-hixson?_pos=1&_sid=24ef9d5c9&_ss=r

    Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Architects-of-Repression-Audiobook/B09158G699 Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Architects-Repression-Israel-Violence-Injustice/dp/0982775776

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    1 hr and 34 mins

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Evil Israel and its Octopus Tentacles

It's very disturbing how this oppressive, racist, murderous foreign state receives the tax dollars of hardworking Americans.