Join us for a discussion of "Against Our Better Judgment: the hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel" by Alison Weir. The author will read excerpts from her book, discuss a myriad of largely unknown facts about the U.S.-Israel relationship, answer questions, and sign copies of the book.
Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.
Few Americans today are aware that U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that U.S. politicians, businessmen, and lobby groups pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.
Alison Weir, former journalist and author of Against Our Better Judgment, has written extensively on the Middle East conflict and speaks internationally on this issue. She is founder and executive director of If Americans Knew, a think tank that focuses on Israel-Palestine, and president of the Council for the National Interest based in Washington, D.C.
Sponsored by UUSF Peace and Justice Committee