Video Title: Stephen Walt on Israel, Palestine and the Need for Open Debate in U.S. Media. YouTube Video Description - [Channel: Middle East Policy Council. Published on May 1, 2013]:
Dr. Stephen Walt (Professor of International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University) blames the "illegitimate" actions of the Israel lobby for stifling debate on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict by repeatedly labeling critics of Israel as anti-Semitic and isolating them in the realm of politics, academia and the media. Despite the continued effectiveness of this strategy, Dr. Walt sees encouraging signs in the emergence of J Street and Jewish Voice for Peace, as well the confirmation of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel despite efforts to smear him.
From the Middle East Policy Council's 72nd Capitol Hill Conference, "The Future of Israel and Palestine: Expanding the Debate" This event was held April 25, 2013, in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC. Full video, a podcast and an unedited transcript can be found at www.mepc.org.