Author events

All appearances listed here are free and open to the public (unless it’s a conference, which may require registration). If you are interested in bringing Alison Weir to speak in your city or town, please contact us.

Lynnwood, WA

Friday, November 16th

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
6215 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

“Justice for All? What Don’t Americans Know about Israel-Palestine?”

Drawing on her best-selling book, Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel, former journalist Alison Weir will discuss the century-long pro-Israel movement in the U.S., media coverage of Israel-Palestine, the role of Israel partisans in promoting the Iraq War and in the continued demonization of Iran, and developments under the Trump administration.

Weir’s book is available on Amazon ( in Kindle format ($6.95) and in print, and will also be available at the event.
Weir is executive director of If Americans Knew ( and president of the Council for the National Interest ( Her bio can be found here:

Directions / Flyer / Facebook Event

“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. This is an intellectual, thought-provoking, and worthwhile presentation.”
-Thomas Campbell, Former US Congressman (R-CA), Dean of Chapman University Fowler School of Law
“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.”
-New York Times

Seattle, WA

Saturday, November 17th

9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Seattle Mennonite Church
3120 NE 125th St.
Seattle, WA 98125

“The Intersectionality of Justice and Peace in Palestine/Israel: What Don’t We Know and Why Don’t We Know It?”

Kairos Puget Sound Coalition Conference

Register by Monday, November 12th. Cost is $5 for students or $15 for general public, and includes a tasty middle eastern luncheon and resource materials.

Registration and tickets here

Directions / Flyer / Facebook Event

Everett, WA

Sunday, November 18th

11:30 am – 1:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
2936 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 982011

“Marching to Zion: The Zionist Reality in Modern Israel”

Directions / Facebook Event

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