In January 2020, the United States announced a Mideast peace plan that supports the Israeli position on most issues rather than fostering Israeli-Palestinian compromise. In recent months, it has brokered deals to normalize relations between Israel and multiple Arab states. The normalizations have come after the US had already moved its embassy to Jerusalem and declared that Israeli settlements on occupied Palestine do not violate international law.
How can peace deals between Israel and the Palestinians be negotiated without Palestinians at the table? What do Palestinians think about the recent US-backed peace deals in the Middle East? How might Jews who are concerned for both the prosperity of Israel and justice for Palestinians ethically position themselves between the two sides? What role does religion play, if any, in fanning the flames of conflict or calming the waters of peace?
Join us for a panel discussion featuring academics, faith leaders, and journalists, who will share their insights on the best path for sustainable peace in the region. Featuring voices that are typically absent or silenced in public and policy discourses, this conversation aims to expand our perspectives on one of the most intractable conflicts of our time.