Deep State 2.0: Against Anti-Semitism, but Critical of Zionism

Host/Sponsor: 
Sander Hicks
Room: 
1.93
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
The September 2016 foreign aid package to Israel grants it $38 billion from the US, over the next ten years. In a recent poll, half of progressive and left-leaning Americans said Israel has too much influence on the US government. BDS and Black Lives Matter have recently given voice against Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. A recent FOIA request released the FBI’s own report on the four “Israeli movers” apprehended by police for celebrated the 9/11 attacks, in New Jersey. The Deep State 2.0 Panel points the way to a new path to peace in the Middle East: remove the massive funding from the US war machine, and it support for Zionist aggression. Fearlessly expose Israel’s and the CIA’s role in 9/11/01. End the racist demonization of Islam, and grant full statehood and human rights to Palestine. We reject the cliche that assume the Middle East will be at perpetual war, and that the conflict between Arabs and Jews is insurmountable. Peace in the Middle East will come when all sides have an equal common need to come to the table. We must parse out the Anti-Semitism in peace, anti-war and deep state politics, while being critical of Zionist militarism, aggression, and imperialism.
Reading List: 
Against Our Better Judgement, by Alison Weir; Slingshot to the Juggernaut, by Sander Hicks
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Sander
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Hicks
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
9/11 Truth Action Project
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Sander Hicks is founder of Soft Skull Press, Vox Pop Inc., and Zen Carpentry. As a writer, he has written seven plays and musicals, and sings in his art-punk band White Collar Crime. His most recent book is Slingshot to the Juggernaut: Total Resistance to the Death Machine Means Complete Love of the Truth. (Soft Skull, 2012).
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Alison
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Weir
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
If Americans Knew
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Alison Weir is an American activist and writer who focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit organization If Americans Knew (IAK) and president of the Council for the National Interest (CNI). She is known for critical views toward Israel.[1] Weir is author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, and she and If Americans Knew are known for critiquing media coverage of Israel. She has received both criticism and praise for her activism.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Joel
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Simpson
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
TK
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
He has a political background - - coming soon.....this is a piece of his bio as a pro photographer: Joel Simpson has been in love with photography since age 13. His fine art work has been shown in Europe (Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Tours), in New York and elsewhere in the U.S. and published many times (you can visit his fine art website: joelsimpsonart.com).
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Sander
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Hicks
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
9/11 Truth Action Project
 

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