with partners: Congregation Shaare Zedek and
Action with Justice Committee of The Community Church of NYC

Options and Consequences:
 Israeli and Palestinian Perspectives

Is a permanent Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement achievable this year? What are the issues, the obstacles, and the opportunities ahead, and U.S. role ahead?



Co-founders of IPCRI, the respected, Jerusalem-based joint Israeli-Palestinian think tank aimed at resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Sunday, March 23, 2008 -- 6:30pm
Congregation Shaare Zedek
212 West 93rd Street (between Broadway & Amsterdam). In the Sanctuary.

Co-sponsored by:  Ameinu and Meretz USA

Closest subway:  # 1, 2, 3 to 96th St (at Broadway)

Monday, March 24, 2008 -- 6:30pm
Community Church of New York City
40 East 35th Street (between Park & Madison). In the downstairs Assembly Hall.

Co-sponsored by:  Ameinu,  Americans for Peace Now,  Meretz USA

Closest subway:  # 6 to 33rd St (at Park)

 For further information contact nyc@btvshalom.org

Gershon Baskin the Israeli Co-Director, co-founded IPCRI following years of experience facilitating Jewish-Arab relations within Israel, during which he worked for Interns for Peace, the Ministry of Education and the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence. Dr. Baskin has published books and articles in the Hebrew, English and Arabic press on a range of topics related to the  conflict. During the Premiership of the late Yitzhak Rabin, he served as an outside policy advisor of the peace process. Dr. Baskin was a member of the Jerusalem Experts Committee established by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office during the Final Status Negotiations in 2000-2001.

Hanna Siniora, a member of the Palestinian National Council since 1990, has a long and distinguished history of public service. He was the first Palestinian to officially meet Secretary of State George Schultz as a representative of the occupied territories, facilitating President Reagan's official recognition of the PLO. He served as a member of the Palestinian Jordanian delegation and advised the Palestinian delegation to Madrid in the early 90s. He is the founder and publisher of the Jerusalem Times, a weekly English-language Palestinian paper, and founder and co-chair of the Israeli-Palestinian radio station "All for Peace."

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
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Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
Fax: (312) 341-1206


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