The Case for US Sanctions on Israel

Description:

The most recent public opinion polls indicate that nearly half of the US public supports sanctions on Israel, and this is the time for political groups that follow the Israel-Palestine conflict to follow public opinion. They now need to call for the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act of 1986 to be updated. Instead of South African apartheid, the goal should be to end Israeli apartheid. This task will be made easier by several trends. First, Israel is forced to make greater demands for political and military support from the United States as it construction of an apartheid state unfolds. Second, the United States is a declining power in the Middle East and has less capacity and willingness to sustain repressive regimes in that region. Third, Israel is increasingly aligned with anti-immigrant and neo-fascist movements in Europe and the United States that run counter to the values of most Americans. Fourth, Israel, along with Saudi Arabia and Egypt is violation of US laws by using arms provided by the United States against civilians.
Time: 
SUNDAY November 5th - 10:30am - 11:15am
Room: 
TE-120

Chair

First Name: 
Dick
Last Name: 
Platkin
Affiliation: 
LA Jews for Peace
Founding member of LA Jews for Peace. Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner, with a long involvement in U.S. foreign policy issues in the Middle East. Jeff Warner is a retired geologist who has been part of many delegations that have visited Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel.

Speaker 1

First Name: 
Jeff
Last Name: 
Warner
Affiliation: 
LA Jews for Peace
Founding member of LA Jews for Peace. Dick Platkin is a retired Los Angeles city planner, with a long involvement in U.S. foreign policy issues in the Middle East. Jeff Warner is a retired geologist who has been part of many delegations that have visited Gaza, the West Bank, and Israel.

Speaker 2

First Name: 
Theresa
Last Name: 
Basile
Affiliation: 
Union Methodists' Holyland Task Force

Speaker 3

Speaker 4

Speaker 5

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