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Mar

27

Thursday

Hopes and Fears for US Mediation in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

5.30pm

Lectures

Public

From the Olive Tree Middle East Forum

Free to attend, all welcome. To register, please email: olivetree@city.ac.uk 

After months of hands-on diplomacy and closed door talks between the parties, US Secretary of State John Kerry is promising to release a 'framework' for yet more negotiations to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sceptics do not believe this will be enough to produce a viable 'two-state solution' down the line. Others see Kerry's efforts as the last best hope to save Israel from international isolation. And some Palestinians fear they are being pushed to surrender. We invite you to an extended 2-part Forum in which two consecutive panels will discuss first the prospects and dilemmas for Israel and second the prospects and dilemmas for the Palestinians.
 
Leading off in Part 1 will be:
Ambassador (ret.) Ilan Baruch is currently the policy advisor to MK Zehava Galon, Chairperson of MERETZ and a peace activist. He resigned from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs on grounds of principle on 1 March 2011, after 36 years of diplomatic service, including postings in Asia, Europe and Africa and on several teams representing Israel in Arab-Israeli negotiations.
 
And in Part 2:
Ambassador Manuel Hassassian has held the post of Palestinian Ambassador to the UK since 2005. He is also a Political Science Professor, with a distinguished career at Bethlehem University. He gained his BA at the American University of Beirut, his MA at Toledo University, Ohio and his PhD in Comparative Politics at Cincinnati University, Ohio, USA.
 
Free to attend, all welcome. To register, please email: olivetree@city.ac.uk

www.city.ac.uk/olivetree
 

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5.30pm - 8.00pmThursday 27th March 2014

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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Olive Tree Programme

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 4112

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