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Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Still Possible? Talk by key negotiator on Monday, Feb. 13th at 4 PM

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Key negotiator between the Government of Israel and Hamas reveals the truth behind secret talks.

  • Can Israelis and Palestinians ever live in peace?
  • Can Palestinians make peace amongst themselves?
  • What role do secret talks play in solving these issues?

Twenty years of peace processes between Israelis and Palestinians have proved futile. Irreconcilable differences clog the channels of diplomacy. The Palestinian house is divided into two separate regimes. A right-wing religious government rules Israel. The United States is occupied with the upcoming presidential election and Europe is focused on recovery from financial collapse, leaving Israel and Palestine alone to achieve peace. Can the two parties do it by themselves?

Founder and Chairman of the joint Israeli-Palestinian think tank, ICPCRI – Israel Palestine Center for Research and Information, Dr. Gershon Baskin attempts to uncover the answers to these questions and discloses information about his role as initiator and conductor of the secret back channel of negotiations between the Government of Israel and the Hamas to free kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilead Schalit after more than five years in captivity.

Come hear Dr. Baskin speak on Monday, February 13 at 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 003, Rockefeller Center.


Sponsored by J Street U Dartmouth, co-sponsored by the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College.

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