Gershon Baskin shares his ideas on how to achieve peace in the midst of the conflict in the Middle East.
On Saturday, February 9, 2013, Gershon Baskin spoke at Avila University in Kansas City, MO at an event billed “Peace in the Midst of Conflict.”
Gershon Baskin, PhD, is the founder of IPCRI, the Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information, the only joint Israeli-Palestinian think-tank in the world. It is devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (http://www.ipcri.org).
Baskin was featured on the February 19 edition of Tell Somebody with excerpts from his speech and an interview.
Click here to listen to Gershon Baskin on Palestinian-Israeli Peace
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.