Archive for March 8th, 2014

The “National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship’”

U.S.-Israel Relations

A diverse panel of experts examined the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, and the impact of lobbying groups on U.S. policy in the

A diverse panel of experts examined the relationship between the U.S. and Israel, and the impact of lobbying groups on U.S. policy in the Middle East.

The “National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship’” was held at the National Press Club by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy along with the Council for the National Interest, If Americans Knew, and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.


Dr. Stephen Sniegoski sent out the following to his email list this morning:

National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship Video

Yesterday, March 7, the “National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel ‘Special Relationship,’” at which I spoke, was held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The presentations lasted from 9:00 to 5:00 and were very informative.

A video of the Summit presentations can be found at :

Hitting on the picture of Paul Findley links to the C-SPAN website with the conference video.

To search for particular speakers see:

The above web page provides the order and general times of the speakers.

(Michael Scheuer and Cynthia McKinney did not show up—though Ms.McKinney sent a video.)

I spoke on the “Neoconservatives and the Iraq War.”

I began to speak at about 1:08:20. I looked at my paper too much, but I needed to get done quickly–couldn’t afford hesitations. Speakers were only allotted a maximum of 13 minutes, though some took more.

At about 3:25:36, I try to deal with a question on the very taboo topic of possible Israeli involvement in 9/11—which included the “dancing Israelis” viewing the falling buildings from across the Hudson River in New Jersey. I sort of hemmed and hawed on this one. A fellow from the audience later handed me a CD on the FBI investigation of the matter, which is called the “High Fivers.” I was told it provides some apparent evidence that the Israeli “movers” were positioned to photograph the buildings before the first plane hit. ( I haven’t looked at it yet, but I see there is information on the “High Fivers” investigation on the Interment that does provide such evidence.) Significant parts of the investigation are still classified and blacked out, which would seem odd for something that was considered perfectly innocuous.

Audio and transcript of my presentation at the National Summit to Reassess U.S.—Israel  “Special Relationship”

Stephen Sniegoski: Neoconservatives and the Iraq War:


Following is a direct link to the segment of Dr. Stephen Sniegoski speaking at the National Summit:

Panel 3.0 Does the “special relationship” transcend rule of law?

Grant Smith, Ernie Gallo, Mark Perry, and Spike Bowman.

Grant Smith:

Ernie Gallo:

Mark Perry:

M.E. “Spike” Bowman

Panel 4.0 How did the “special relationship” come to be?

Stephen Walt, Geoffrey Wawro, John Quigley, and Alison Weir.

Stephen Walt:

John Quigley:

Geoffrey Wawro:

Panel 5.0 Has Israel lobby captured political parties & news media?

Jeffrey Blankfort, Allan Brownfeld, Justin Raimondo, Scott McConnell, and Phil Weiss:

Jeffrey Blankfort:

Panel 6.0: Is Israel Really a U.S. Ally?

Paul Pillar, Ray McGovern and Philip Giraldi.

Paul Pillar:

Ray McGovern:

Philip Giraldi:

Karen Kwiatkowski: Inside the Pentagon’s “Office of Special Plans”:

Gareth Porter: The “Manufactured Crisis” and drive for U.S. / Israel military actions against Iran:

Targeting Iran

Gareth Porter’s New Book Tells All

James David: How does U.S. military aid to Israel impact relations with other U.S. allies?

George Washington, A Passionate Attachment, and Israel:


Stephen Sniegoski