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A Conversation with Moshe Yaalon

Moshe Yaalon
Vice Premier, Minister of Strategic Affairs and Likud Knesset Member

Moderated by
Aaron David Miller
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

In the aftermath of the political change sweeping the Arab world, Minister Yaalon will share his perspective on how those events have shaped Israeli attitudes and policies on security, peacemaking, and relations with its Arab neighbors.

The Sixth Crisis: Iran, Israel, America, and the Rumors of War

Authors: Steven Simon , Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Dana Allin, Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies

This event was co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson Center's International Security Studies and Middle East Program.

The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain With the Bomb

Former Wilson Center scholar and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies senior fellow Avner Cohen will discuss his latest book, The Worst-Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb. Former NSC staffer and advisor to Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Clinton Morton Halperin, former US Ambassador to Israel Samuel W. Lewis, and former National Security Council Senior Director for Near East Affairs Bruce Riedel, will join Cohen on the panel to provide comments.

A Conversation With Saeb Erakat

Decisions must be made and the status quo regarding Israeli-Palestinian relations cannot continue, according to Saeb Erakat, chief Palestinian negotiator and head of the Negotiations Affairs Department. Erakat discussed the ongoing frustration of Palestinians in a conversation with Woodrow Wilson Center public policy scholar Aaron David Miller on November 4, 2010 at a forum hosted by the Middle East Program.

America and the Peace Process: A View from the Region

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations remain at an impasse despite the Obama Administration's commitment to resolving the issue. The process is poised somewhere between breakthrough and breakdown. As Aaron David Miller discussed at a recent event at the Wilson Center, the United States inherited a difficult set of circumstances regarding domestic politics in Israel and the Palestinian territories and deep mistrust between the parties. Obama's team has been unable to successfully compensate for these limitations, and the window seems to be closing on a resolution in the near term.

Envisioning the Two-State Solution: Young Political Leaders from Israel and Palestine

It has been nearly two decades since the inauguration of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians and there is a great deal of skepticism surrounding their chances of producing a two-state solution. According to Ahmad Omeir and Danny Shaket of the OneVoice Movement, despite this reality, it is important that both the Palestinian and Israeli publics are prepared for the two-state solution's attainment and are empowered so that their voices of support for a resolution are heard.