Alison Weir: Findings from her book 'Against Our Better Judgment'
Published on Mar 31, 2021
Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel "Special Relationship" on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Her book on the history of US-Israel relations was published in March 2014. It has been praised by experts on the issue and is an Amazon best seller. It is available at http://iakn.us/AOBJ-book
Ms Weir is president of the Council for the National Interest, created by ambassadors and former Congressmen in 1989, and executive director of If Americans Knew, a nonprofit organization she founded following an independent investigation as a freelance journalist to the West Bank and Gaza in early 2001. She writes and speaks widely on Israel-Palestine, and is considered the foremost analyst on media coverage of the region.
The New York Times reported of her presentation in Greenwich, Connecticut: "When the speech ended, Ms. Weir was met with thunderous applause, and across the room there was a widespread sense of satisfaction that someone was saying what needed to be said."
Former US Senator Tom Campbell stated of her talk in San Jose, California: "Ms. Weir presents a powerful, well documented view of the Middle East today. She is intelligent, careful, and critical. American policy makers would benefit greatly from hearing her first-hand observations and attempting to answer the questions she poses."
In 2004 she was inducted into honorary membership of Phi Alpha Literary Society at Illinois College. The award cited her as a: "Courageous journalist-lecturer on behalf of human rights. She is the first woman in history to receive an honorary membership in Phi Alpha."
Her articles have appeared in Censored 2005, The Encyclopedia of Palestine-Israel, The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, CounterPunch, Editor & Publisher, The Link, and other books and publications.
She has given talks in England, Wales, Qatar, Iraq, Iran, Ramallah, Bethlehem, Asia Media Summits in Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, on Capitol Hill, and at..
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