Gershon Baskin shares his insights on the future of Gaza at the IPCRI forum that focused on the future of Gaza.
Dr. Steen Lau Jorgensen
Country Director, West Bank and Gaza, World Bank
Dr. Kobi Michael
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
Audrey Adams, Team Leader
Movement and Trade
Office of the Quartet
Dr. Shaddad Attili
Former Palestinian Minister of Water
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.