President Bush's "New Peace Plan":
Can it Work?

A TOWN HALL CONFERENCE CALL
with Daniel Levy
 
Sunday, July 22 at 6pm ET/5pm CT/4pm MT/3pm PT

Please join Daniel Levy, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Policy Initiative at the New America Foundation and the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative, who will provide an analysis of President Bush's "new peace plan" for dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as articulated in his speech on Monday, July 16.  Levy will also discuss the current political situation in the Palestinian territories since Hamas' takeover in Gaza and give insight into the role of the US and the international community in finding a way forward.

TO JOIN: Dial 1-218-936-1600 within 5 minutes of the call's designated start time and then enter the access code 123432#. You are responsible only for domestic long distance charges.

QUESTIONS: The presentation will be followed by an extensive question and answer session open to all participants. Please send brief questions before or during the call to townhall@btvshalom.org.

Recommended Reading:

President Bush Throws More Matches at the Middle East by Daniel Levy.  ProspectsforPeace.com.  July 16, 2007.

Transcript of President Bush's speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  July 16, 2007.

A rethink on the Middle East by Daniel Levy. The Boston Globe. July 3, 2007.

BIO

Daniel Levy is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Prospects for Peace Initiative at The Century Foundation and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Initiative at the New America Foundation.

During the Barak Government, he worked in the Prime Minister's Office as special adviser and head of the Jerusalem Affairs unit under Minister Haim Ramon. He also worked as senior policy adviser to former Israeli Minister of Justice, Yossi Beilin. He was a member of the official Israeli delegation to the Taba negotiations with the Palestinians in January 2001, and previously served on the negotiating team to the “Oslo B” Agreement from May to September 1995, under Prime Minister Rabin. In 2003, he worked as an analyst for the International Crisis Group Middle East Program. Daniel was the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative and prior to joining The Century Foundation and New America Foundation was directing policy planning and international relations at the Geneva Campaign Headquarters in Tel Aviv.

Levy received a Bachelors and Masters with Honors from King’s College, Cambridge; he was awarded prizes in Social and Political Science and was Scholar of the College. He served as World Chairman of the World Union of Jewish Students in Jerusalem from 1991 to 1994 and as Projects Director for the Economic Co-operation Foundation, a policy planning think-tank in Tel Aviv. He has published extensively in a broad range of publications including Ha’aretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Boston Globe, United Press International, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The International Herald Tribune, and more.


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