Gershon Baskin


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2005 – present
Founding Member of the Steering Committee of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace NGO Forum, a network of more than 100 Israeli and Palestinian peace and dialogue NGO’s.

2005 – present
Member of the Executive Committee of ALLMEP – the Alliance for Middle East Peace, a coalition of some 30 peace and dialogue organizations based in the US and in Israel/Palestine aimed at lobbying the US Government to increase its funding for Middle East Peace Work

2004 – present
Chairman of the Board of Directors, MAKOMOT – The Israeli Center for Environmental Mediation

2002 – present
Member, Editorial Review Board, Human Rights & Human Welfare

1997 – Present
Member, Editorial Board, Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics, and Culture

1995 – Present
Member, Council for Peace and Security

1994 – 2000
Member, Board of Trustees, International Center for Peace in the Middle East

1994 – 1996
Atid – the Movement for Advancing the Peace Process

1992 – 1996
Meretz Central Council

1985 – 1988
Founding Chairman, Kehilat Kol Haneshama, Jerusalem, an alternative Synagogue affiliated with the Israeli Movement for Progressive Judaism

1984 – 1992
Founding Board Member, Lapid, the Movement for Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust

1993 – Present
Founder and Member of Presidency, Adam Institute, Jerusalem

Member, State Educational Community of Democracy and Coexistence Education, Ministry of Education
This committee formed by the Minister of Education met during the course of 1982 and submitted recommendations to the Ministry for the creation of a unit within the Ministry for the advancement of democracy and coexistence education.

1982 – 1993
Member of Board of Trustees, Interns For Peace

Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin is one of the most recognizable names in the Middle East Peace process. His dedication to creating a culture of peace and environmental awareness, coupled with his impeccable integrity, has earned him the trust of the leaders of all sides of the century old conflict. Few people have such far-reaching and positive impacts on promoting peace, security, prosperity and bi-national relationships.
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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