May 5, 2015
The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel
Alison Weir discusses her new book, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, which documents the history of the Israel Lobby in the U.S. Weir will also discuss the root of the current violence in Israel-Palestine, distorted media coverage of the region, and why US taxpayers continue to send Israel nearly $10 million per day. A Q&A session followed her talk.
Alison Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew, a research and information-dissemination institute that focuses on Israel-Palestine. Weir first began to study the U.S.-Israel relationship after traveling to the Middle East as an independent journalist in 2001. She has lectured internationally on the American connection to the region, and her essays and articles have appeared in a number of books and magazines. Weir appeared on C-SPAN as a speaker at the historic National Summit to reassess U.S.-Israel "special relationship" in March of 2014. She is currently working on part two of Against Our Better Judgment, which will examine the U.S.-Israel relationship from the 1950s up until the present day. She resides in the Bay Area.
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine - Binghamton University