Oslo – Twenty Years Later

Oslo – Twenty Years Later

Event Recap

Covered by a number of a media outlets, political adversaries gathered to discuss the failure of the peace process on Capitol Hill on July 19th. Almost 20 years after Oslo, the peace process has barely moved forward, and some argued has failed absolutely. Despite the divergence of where to go next, the speakers agreed that a new approach was needed. 

Event Details

Capitol Hill - Washington, D.C.
July 19th, 2012
9:00am - 12:00pm

No meaningful negotiations have taken place in almost two years, yet the death of the peace process remains a taboo topic in Washington.  Recently, both Palestinian and Israeli voices have bemoaned the lack of progress.  Mahmoud Abbas is rumored to be, once again, flirting with the idea of dissolving the Palestinian Authority.  Yossi Beilin, considered one of the architects of the Oslo Peace Accords, has said it is time to move on. 

After 20 years and little positive progress, the time has come to reevaluate our thinking and try a new approach – it is the only hope of moving towards a lasting peace.  

Join the IIACF on Thursday, July 19th from 9:00am to noon as we bring together journalists, policy experts and government officials who are shaping the future of peace in the Middle East.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Yossi Beilin, former Knesset member, Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister and Justice Minister, 'architect' of the Oslo Accords

Rabbi Benny Elon, former Israeli Minister of Tourism and President of the IIACF

Aaron David Miller, Middle East analyst, author, and negotiator; Advisor to six Secretaries of State

MK Danny Danon, Deputy Knesset Speaker and chairman of World Likud

Mudar Zahran, Jordanian-Palestinian writer and academic who now resides in the UK 

Ghaith Al-Omari, Executive Director of the American Task Force on Palestine

Jonathan Schanzer, author & scholar in Middle Eastern studies, and vice president of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Caroline Glick, Israeli-American journalist, Director of the Israel Security Project at the David Horowitz Freedom Center 

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Event Details

  • Date: 07/19/12
  • Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1539
  • Address: 45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington D.C.