On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Program in Judaic Studies in Brown University, presented a conversation with Gershon Baskin titled “20th Anniversary of the Oslo Peace Accord: What Went Wrong and What are the Prospects for Peace between Israelis and Palestinians.” Gershon Baskin shared his insights about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine and what can be expected going forward.
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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