From J Street's second national conference.
Washington foreign policy experts have argued for years over the “linkage” between the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and broader American interests in the region and around the world. They debate whether resolving the conflict is in fact a “core national security interest”—a position more frequently articulated under the Obama Administration than in prior years. Some pro-Israel advocates fear that, in the name of its own national interest, the United States will pressure Israel to take actions that are counter to Israel’s interests. Join a distinguished panel of foreign policy experts as they examine the extent to which resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a core national security interest of the United States and the impact that it should have on U.S. foreign policy.
Lara Friedman, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Americans for Peace Now
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (ret), Former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Moderator: Morton H. Halperin, Vice-Chair, J Street Board of Directors
Chair: Kenneth Bob, President, Ameinu