Gershon Baskin shares his insights about the war this summer in Gaza. In his presentation and ensuing discussion, Gershon relates to the following issues
Was this a war of no choice?
Was Israel’s fighting proportionate to the threats?
How has the war affected the chances for peace?
How has the war impacted on Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and between Israel and its neighbors?
How has the war affected Jews around the world?
Part of the Limmud Conference Click here for the event notice.
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.