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Unilateral Action on Israel at the UN During the Lame-Duck Session

November 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

The Endowment for Middle East Truth invites you to a Congressional Briefing:
“Implications of UN or Obama Administration Action on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process During Lame-Duck Session”

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)
Washington, D.C.
Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2226

Speakers:
Clifford D. May, founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD)
Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust
Sarah Stern, founder and President of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET)

Light refreshments and coffee will be provided. All dietary laws observed. Please direct any questions to dheffernan@emetonline.org

The last two months of the Obama Administration might prove to be very dangerous for the long-term survival of Israel. We are afraid that this lame-duck session might be an opportunity for President Obama to refrain from vetoing a French proposal for unilateral Palestinian statehood along the pre-1967 lines. This might be something that Israel’s enemies could use to take Israel to the International Criminal Court of Justice and to further demonize the Jewish state. This will be in violation of American policy that Palestinian statehood should only result in direct, bilateral negotiations between the two parties.

Please join us as we hear from experts on the implications of any actions that could be taken during the lame-duck session.

Recent articles discussing the issue:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/could-obama-stab-israel-in-the-back-at-the-un/article/2607198

http://www.wsj.com/articles/obamas-israel-surprise-1477956091

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Comment-Obama-dont-destroy-the-peace-process-by-turning-it-over-to-the-UN-471416

Details

Date:
November 29, 2016
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Venue

United States Capitol
Capitol Visitor Center
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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Phone:
(202) 226-8000
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