Gershon Baskin, the acclaimed activist-journalist-peacemaker, spoke about “Israel’s Direction Post-Election” at Temple Isaiah in LA.
During his presentation, he answered questions relating to “How can we stay engaged in peaceful solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?”,”Where is the conversation about a two-state, two-peoples solution headed?”
Gershon Baskin discussed what the election means for Israel and Palestine’s futures and for the future of their communities in America.
Ameinu, Americans for Peace Now, Camp Gilboa, Ikar, Partners for Progressive Israel, Pico Union Project, Temple Isaiah, J Street Los Angeles
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.