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Looking Back After 25 Years: Lessons from the Oslo Accords

October 5, 2018 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) Invites You to a Seminar on Capitol Hill:

“Looking Back After 25 Years: Lessons to be Learned from the Oslo Accords”

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Friday, October 5, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2045
Washington, D.C.

Lunch to be provided. All dietary laws observed.
For those of you who are unable to attend, please watch LIVE on EMET’s Facebook page!

September 13th marked a quarter of a century since the signing of the Oslo Accords on the White House Lawn. When the accords were signed, Israel agreed to the “land for peace” formulation, wherein the Israelis were to give up something very real and tangible – strategic territory – in exchange for empty words and promises.

The “land for peace” paradigm has sorely failed. Israel’s efforts towards peace since Olso, including the Hebron Agreement, the Wye River Accords, Taba, the Camp David Summit, and the painful, unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in 2005, were only met with increased terrorism. The Palestinian Authority (PA) regularly incites its people to violence, glorifies “martyrs,” and financially rewards Palestinian terrorists and their families.  The PA still continues to refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist and encourages its people to kill Jews.

After 25 years, it is finally time to re-examine the premises of Oslo and the “land for peace” formula, as well as explore alternative solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

About Dr. Daniel Pipes 

Dr. Daniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum. His bi-weekly column appears regularly in the Washington Times and in newspapers around the globe.  The Wall Street Journal calls Mr. Pipes “an authoritative commentator on the Middle East” and the Washington Post deems him both “a prominent conservative intellectual” and “perhaps the most prominent U.S. scholar on radical Islam.” The Huffington Post recognizes him as “a renowned scholar on matters of extremist Islam.”  Mr. Pipes discusses current issues on television on such U.S. programs as ABC World NewsCrossfireGood Morning AmericaNews-Hour with Jim LehrerNightlineO’Reilly Factor, and The Today Show. He has appeared on leading television networks around the globe, including the BBC and Al-Jazeera, and has lectured in 25 countries. He has publicly debated leading figures, including Noam Chomsky and Ken Livingstone.  More than 100 newspapers have carried his articles, including the Los Angeles TimesNew York TimesWall Street Journal, and Washington Post. Mr. Pipes has published in such magazines as the Atlantic MonthlyCommentaryForeign AffairsHarper’s, National ReviewNew RepublicTime, and The Weekly Standard.

Mr. Pipes has edited two collections of essays, and written twelve books.  His writings, including 5 books and 10,000 articles, have been translated into 37 languages. He sits on several editorial boards, has testified before many congressional committees, and worked on five presidential campaigns. Universities in the United States and Switzerland have conferred honorary degrees on him.  He has also been recognized as one of Harvard University’s 100 most influential living graduates and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World.

Mr. Pipes founded the Middle East Forum (MEForum.org), an independent 501(c)3 organization, in 1994.  Its mission is “promoting American interests” through publications, research, media outreach, and public education. It publishes the Middle East Quarterly and sponsors Campus Watch, Islamist Watch, the Legal Project, and the Washington Project.

About Professor Efraim Inbar
Professor Inbar was the founding director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, a position he held for 23 years (1993-2016), and a professor of political studies at Bar-Ilan University. He is now the President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies, which seeks to strengthen Israel by advancing a defense and diplomatic discourse that is realistic.  Professor Inbar has been a visiting professor at Georgetown, Johns Hopkins and Boston universities; a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; a Manfred Warner NATO Fellow; and a visiting fellow at the (London-based) International Institute for Strategic Studies. He was president of the Israel Association of International Studies; a member of the Political Strategic Committee of the National Planning Council; chairman of the National Security Curriculum committee in the Ministry of Education; and a member of the Academic Committee of the IDF History Department. He has authored five books: Outcast Countries in the World Community (1985), War and Peace in Israeli Politics. Labor Party Positions on National Security (1991), Rabin and Israel’s National Security (1999), The Israeli-Turkish Entente (2001), and Israel’s National Security: Issues and Challenges since the Yom Kippur War (2008), and edited fourteen collections of scholarly articles. He is an expert on Israeli strategic doctrine, public opinion on national security issues, US Middle East policy, Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, and Israel-Turkey relations. His recent publications include Implications of US Disengagement from the Middle East and The IDF’s Small Wars (Hebrew, edited).
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October 5, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM



Rayburn House Office Bldg
Washington, DC 20515 United States + Google Map
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