Date(s) - Thursday, November 13, 2014
Beth Emet The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Don’t miss this opportunity to listen to the insights of one of the most recognizable names in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Gershon Baskin is dedicated to creating a culture of peace and has earned the trust of leaders on all sides of the century old conflict. Gershon will share his candid insights on the numerous failures and successes of Operation Protective Edge and lessons learned from his years of first hand experience advising Israeli, Palestinian, and International Prime Ministers on the Middle East Peace Process.
Baskin served as an outside adviser on the peace process to late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and on a Jerusalem experts committee under former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He was the first civil servant in Israel responsible for Jewish-Arab relations in Israel, working in the Ministry of Education under Zvulen Hammer, and as the founder and director of the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence. Baskin is a graduate of the Young Judaea movement. He made aliyah from New York in 1978 and lives in Jerusalem.
Gershon Baskin, Ph.D., is the founding Co-Chairman of IPCRI, the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information, a columnist for The Jerusalem Post and the initiator and negotiator of the secret back channel for the release of Gilad Schalit, an Israeli soldier who was held captive in Gaza for five years. He is the author of the book The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Schalit from Hamas.
The event is free and open to the public and is being cosponsored by Congregation Sukkat Shalom and Congregation Hakafa.