Non-governmental Solutions and challenges for Furthering a two-State Solution

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 25, 2012
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW

United States


In the face of a stalled peace process, what are other paradigms for moving towards a two-state solution? Some believe that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) based in the region can provide an alternate path to reconciliation between the parties. NGOs operating in both Israel and the Palestinian territory are promoting economic cooperation and people-to-people exchanges. Many are achieving positive results in individual programs. But can these successes really propel a resolution of the conflict without the political will and courage of the leaders on both sides? Can they give politicians the space they need to make greater concessions and steps towards peace? This panel will analyze the effectiveness of this work and the chances that non-governmental efforts can push forward a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Dr. Gershon Baskin, Co-Chairman and Founder, Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information Ari Eitan, Senior Youth Leader, OneVoice Israel
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Founder and President, The Israel Project
Obada Shtaya, Senior Youth Leader, OneVoice Palestine

Moderator: Yael Patir, Director, Israel Programs, J Street
Chair: Avi Meyerstein, Founder and Treasurer, Alliance for Middle East Peace

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