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Peace and War: The View from Israel

September 23, 2013 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
The Middle East seems permanently in crisis. Join us for a fascinating analysis of Israel's view of the region, its challenges and opportunities—and the U.S.-Israeli relationship from two former Israeli officials deeply involved in matters of negotiations and national security policy, with comments from Doran and Miller.
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Briefing: Israel-Palestine Peace Talks

July 23, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Secretary John Kerry's success in getting Israelis and Palestinians to agree to resume negotiations creates both opportunities and risks for U.S. policy and the two-state solution. For a new perspective on what has been achieved and where the peace process may be heading, a panel of experts convened for a Ground Truth Briefing.
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The View from Israel: A Conversation with former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

June 04, 2013 // 11:00am12:00pm
Middle East Program
Rarely has there been a time where so many parts of the Middle East seem to be moving all at once. Civil war in Syria, the impact of the Arab Spring, the impasse in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and the Iranian nuclear issue all offer up challenges without quick or easy solutions. In this Director's Forum, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will share his views on these and other regional issues.
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YaLa Young Leaders: A Palestinian and Israeli Discuss the Future

June 03, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Facebook has revolutionized the world and the Middle East, too. Join us for a presentation by two representatives of YaLa Young Leaders, a Middle East Facebook organization bringing Arabs, Israelis, and Turks together in virtual and direct contact designed to breakdown old stereotypes and promote a new dialogue based on mutual respect and dignity.
Photo by Mona Youssef
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Getting to a Two State Solution: A Regional Perspective

May 15, 2013 // 10:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
Twenty years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, Secretary of State John Kerry—the latest in a series of U.S. envoys—is embarked on a serious effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. How will recent elections in Israel and the resignation of Prime Minister Fayyad influence his prospects? What about the impact of the Iranian nuclear issue and the civil war in Syria? Join us for a discussion with four regional experts with long experience in government, diplomacy, and national security affairs.
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Israel’s New Government: New Faces, Same Policies?

April 12, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Most articles and op-eds published recently on the recent Israeli election deal with the election results, the changing balance of power in Israel, and the diminishing support for Prime Minister Netanyahu. Peri presents an analysis of the deeper political changes, social trends, and cultural transformations that have long-term significance for Israeli society and politics. These include the emergence of a new, “fourth generation” of political leaders; the generational upheaval in the Israeli electorate; and the “religionization” of Israeli collective identity. Peri examines the implications of these trends for Israeli policies concerning the Middle East conflict.
Podcast

Media Briefing: Obama Travels to Middle East

March 14, 2013 // 2:00pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
Wilson Center experts answer media questions ahead of President Obama's first trip to Israel as President.
Photo by Mona Youssef

Unwilling to Wait: Why Activists are Taking the Initiative on the Peace Process

March 04, 2013 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Two youth activists from OneVoice Palestine and OneVoice Israel will speak about their motivations to take personal responsibility to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through grassroots activism. In speaking about the ongoing challenges to resolving the conflict, they will discuss civil society efforts to overcome these obstacles. Given the many transitions taking place in the region, and OneVoice’s experience in the past ten years, Almasri and Bar-Gal will speak about their vision of where future opportunities for Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution lie and about the important role of the American foreign policy community in moving the peace process forward.
Photo by Mona Youssef

Demographic Timebomb? People Power and the Future of Israel as a Jewish State

February 14, 2013 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Demography will play an increasingly important role in determining the future of the state of Israel. Population size and structure, the changing demographic balance both between Israelis and Palestinians and among Israel’s religious and secular communities, and the unique circumstances of Israel’s Arab citizens will increasingly define this future. Join us for a discussion of these issues with one of Israel’s leading demographers.
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Allies at Odds: Obama, Netanyahu, and The State of U.S. – Israeli Relations

January 30, 2013 // 12:30pm2:00pm
Four years in, the relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu remains a troubled one. What’s behind the tension, can it be alleviated and how will regional challenges such as Iran’s nuclear program or the impasse in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affect the US-Israeli relations?

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