The Future of Jerusalem
This book contains the proceedings of the First Israeli-Palestinian International Academic Seminar on the Future of Jerusalem held in Jerusalem in March 1993. The book also contains an analysis of the various possible solutions to the issue of Jerusalem, a look at Brussels as a possible model, and an analysis of the international legal status of Jerusalem. The book includes discussion of ecumenical relations, urban planning in the city and models of municipal government. The final section of the book is the IPCRI plan for the future of Jerusalem which was developed by Israelis and Palestinians in two-years of roundtable meetings. The Future of Jerusalem is an indispensable tool for policy makers, journalists and the enlightened public.
Edited by Gershon Baskin and Robin Twite.
September 1993, 303 page
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Gershon Baskin is one of the most recognizable names in the Middle East Peace process. His dedication to creating a culture of peace and environmental awareness, coupled with his impeccable integrity, has earned him the trust of the leaders of all sides of the century old conflict. Few people have such far-reaching and positive impacts on promoting peace, security, prosperity and bi-national relationships.
Gershon is an advisor to Israeli, Palestinian and International Prime Ministers on the Middle East Peace Process and the founder and director of IPCRI, the Israeli-Palestinian Public Policy Institute. He was the initiator and negotiator of the secret back channel between Israel and Hamas for the release of 1,027 prisoners – mainly Palestinians and Arab-Israelis of which 280 were sentenced to life in prison for planning and perpetrating various attacks against Jewish targets that resulted in the killing of 569 Israelis in exchange for one Israeli soldier, Gilad Schalit. Gershon is actively involved in research and advocacy concerning topics such as social policy, environmental security, political strategy, peace education, economics, culture and in the development of affordable solar projects with the goal of providing clean electricity for 50 million people by 2020.
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