The Future of Jerusalem
Member of Prime Minister Barak’s expert team on Jerusalem working on preparing the Israeli positions regarding Jerusalem in the permanent status negotiations with the Palestinians.
Security and Strategic Affairs
The Leaders Project – Under the auspices of Secretary of Defense William Cohen
The Politics of Water Resources
Special advisor and consultant to Waterbags developer Mr. Terry Spagg, seeking to transfer fresh water around the world.
Dialogue across cultures – Education for Peace and Mutual Understanding
Dialogue among Peoples and Cultures in the Euro-Mediterranean and Gulf Areas (Women’s International Peace Movement, Institute for Peace Studies – Alexandria Library,
Bridging Global Divides
The Helsinki Process – Inclusive Governance – Bridging Global Divides – Creating the WANA Region (West Asia and North Africa) under the auspices of His Highness Prince Hasan bin Talal of Jordan, the Foreign Minister of Finland, the Foreign Minister of Tanzania (two conference: Islamabad and Dar as Salaam)
Democracy and Coexistence
1984 – present
IDF Education Corps. The College for the Training of Officers, Har Gilo,
Developed programs for the IDF on democracy and coexistence including convincing the IDF to bring officers and professional soldiers for visits to Arab villages in Israel for meetings and encounters. Lecturer on Palestinians including the intifada, the peace process and the history of the conflict.
Advisor to Prime Ministers’ Rabin and Peres special team on the Peace Process – assisted a special team of advisors established by the Prime Minister and reporting directly to him on policies and negotiations with the Palestinians.
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.