Date(s) - Thursday, April 23, 2015
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd
Please arrive early for registration
Hours before Israel’s elections, Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he would not permit a Palestinian state to be created while in office. The words of the now-reelected Prime Minister caused skepticism within the international community of Israel’s willingness to cooperate. Yet if a two-state solution is not reached, a peaceful relationship between Israel and its Arab citizens and neighbors may be difficult to maintain. What other solutions may be possible, and what are some likely scenarios and strategies for Israel and Palestine?
Gershon Baskin is the founder of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information, and currently serves as co-chairman of IPCRI’s Board of Directors. Previously, Dr. Baskin was the Executive Director of the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence. He has a regular column in the Jerusalem Post and has won multiple journalism awards including, ‘Histadrut Prize for Peace’ and the ‘Journalist Award for Middle East Journalism’ from Search for Common Ground. His memoir, The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Schalit from Hamas, was published in 2013.
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