Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu at Trump Tower, September 25, 2016. Credit: Israel Government Press Office (GPO)

The Trump Administration and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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Date(s) - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Summit
15 W 6th St #2913

United States


Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations

Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations

The policies of the Trump Administration regarding the Israeli Palestinian conflict are unclear at best and totally unpredictable. In this presentation, Gershon will examine the possible policy options facing President Trump and his advisers and possible outcomes of their choices. Gershon Baskin will focus on how the situation in Israel and Palestine is connected to the war and suffering in Syria and the strengthening of Egypt and Jordan. He will touch upon the need of continuing to assist the Palestinian, mainly the private sector, in order to build a more secure Palestinian economy. Gershon will share his ideas on how President Trump should take a strong stand on radical Islamic terrorism, against Al-Qaida and against ISIS in order to help to create a more secure Middle East and a more secure world. He will discuss how unilateral actions of either side that could make the process of reaching agreements more difficult, and will share his perspectives of Jerusalem related issues.

Gershon’s presentation is a program of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations that is dedicated to increasing the understanding of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy. In monthly meetings the Committee members engage with international experts and foreign policy officials in constructive discussion and debate on world issues. The Committee also promotes other educational programs and forums on international affairs.

The Tulsa Committee is one of 15 such groups in various cities, who comprise the American Committees on Foreign Relations. ACFR, headquartered in Washington, D.C., provides programming support to the affiliated committees and conducts an annual national conference as well as international study tours. Prior to 1995, the Tulsa Committee was affiliated with the Council on Foreign Relations, headquartered in New York, which founded TCFR in 1943.

Meetings are conducted in a collegial atmosphere where civil behavior and a respect for opposing viewpoints are the norms. The Tulsa Committee takes no positions on issues and has no partisan affiliation, and it follows the Council on Foreign Relations’ rule on non-attribution at its meetings, so as to encourage open and candid discussion by guest speakers and members alike.

Dr. Robert H. Donaldson

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