The Citizens Commission on National Security (CCNS) will hold its first major event, with an all-star lineup, shown live on the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS-TV) this Tuesday, February 26, starting at 3 p.m. ET. It can be seen on Direct TV, numerous cable systems around the country, and streaming live online on the CCNS website and the JBS-TV website. Famed attorney and author of The Case for Israel Alan Dershowitz fields questions from the network’s founder and CEO, Rabbi Mark Golub.
The symposium is titled, “The U.S.-Israeli Alliance and its National Security Implications.” At the heart of the live CCNS discussion will be the U.S.-Israeli strategic and historic relationship: what are the benefits and challenges of this relationship, both past and present? “Israel has long occupied a special place in U.S. politics, and in America’s strategic calculations. Yet the BDS movement, pro-Palestinian propaganda, and the Red-Green Axis continue to threaten the ability of these two countries to maintain their strong ties and combat threats like Iran,” said Roger Aronoff, CCNS Executive Director. “We founded the CCNS in 2018 as a national security watchdog organization, with the purpose and mission to help strengthen America’s national security by focusing on our government’s policies and holding our elected officials accountable.”
The CCNS grew out of the work of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi (CCB), which, through its multiple reports influenced the national debate and impacted the Congressional investigation into the 2012 Benghazi, Libya terror attacks.
With a new wave of anti-Semitism coming from formerly mainstream entities, and plans by the Trump administration to try once again to negotiate a “two-state solution” between the Palestinians and Israel, we felt it was important to have our first major event on this very important and timely topic.
Panelists for the CCNS event include former Ambassador Yoram Ettinger, Steve Frank of The Lawfare Project, Clifford May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Morris Amitay, former Executive Director of AIPAC, and CCNS members Lt. Gen. Tom McInerney (USAF Ret.), Dr. Rand Fishbein, and Clare Lopez, with the Center for Security Policy. These experts will discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks; the U.S. Congressional role in Israeli security; and the boycott, divestment, and sanctions lobby, as well as threats faced by Israel and the U.S., such as Iran and its proxies.
You can view the full schedule of panels and speakers here. All panels and speeches will be archived on both the JBS site and the CCNS site.
To learn more about the Citizens Commission on National Security, its mission and plans for the future, read this document.