Israel, Palestinians & the Arab World:
What is Truly Attainable?
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 | 7:30 pm | Hillman Hall, Room 70
Discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict often generates more heat than light, obscuring the complex details and hard choices that make up effective policymaking and peacebuilding. From far away, it is even more difficult to understand the complicated local dynamics which influence each party's decision-making, let alone how to conduct an accurate and productive discourse. Drawing on more than three decades of experience as a journalist, author, and analyst of Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the U.S.-Israel relationship, The Washington Institute scholar and former member of the U.S. peace negotiation team, David Makovsky, will explore the current state of the conflict, analyze the discourse on it in Israel and the United States, and outline how policymakers approach the situation pragmatically. Makovsky will also touch on the ever-changing political landscape in Israel and recent events.
A light reception will follow at WashU Hillel directly across the street (6300 Forsyth Blvd.). Parking available in Hillel’s rear lot or in the East End Garage adjacent to Hillman Hall.