Jerusalem briefing

May 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
1 Parliament St
Westminster, London SW1A

On 6 December 2017, Trump announced that he would initiate moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on 14th May 2018 – a decision that has broken a long-standing international consensus in a disruptive and dangerous way. Of all the issues at the heart of the enduring Israeli-Palestinian conflict, none is as sensitive as the status of Jerusalem. The holy city has been at the centre of peace-making efforts for decades. The Israelis are now bracing themselves for renewed violence as a result of this decision.

To mark the move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem we are holding a briefing in Parliament on Tuesday, 22 May, at 6:00pm.

Our speakers include:

Rami Dajani (The Initiative for the Middle East) – an expert on regional and internal developments within the Palestinian Territory who previously worked as a Coordinator and Legal Advisor in the Negotiations Support Unit of the PLO where he served as a lead technical advisor to the PLO in permanent status negotiations.

Prof. Menachem Klein (Bar-Ilan University, Israel) – a senior lecturer at Bar Ilan University specializing in Israeli-Palestinian relations and the dual-national reality of East Jerusalem. Promoted Geneva Initiatives; advised former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Ben Ami at Camp David 2000.

Tareq Baconi (Columbia University, US) – a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute and a Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He received his PhD from Kings College London. Author of the newly published book “Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance” (Stanford University Press).

The panel will be chaired by Gabrielle Rifkind, a senior consultant to the Strategic Peacebuilding Programme (formerly Middle East Programme) at the Oxford Research Group, which she founded and directed until 2015.

Entry is free but space is limited, so please register here.

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