THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN PEACE PROCESS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

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THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN PEACE PROCESS: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

19 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

SPEAKER: EHUD OLMERT, former Prime Minister of Israel

It’s been 10 years since the last meaningful peace deal was put forward by Israel to the Palestinians.

That peace deal included the creation of a special committee consisting of representatives from five nations to manage the religious sites in Jerusalem. It went on to offer a transfer of territory to the Palestinians equivalent to 5.8 percent of Israel in exchange for the main settlement blocs making up around 6 percent of the West Bank. The deal included Palestinian ease of passage from Hebron to the Gaza Strip. However, the Palestinian leadership never responded to this comprehensive offer and subsequently the negotiations ended.

Fast forward to the present, and the conflict seems mired in mutual recrimination. Palestinians insist that Israeli activity in the settlements is undermining peace, while Israel continues to point to the unrelenting incitement and terror attacks against Israeli targets as proof that the Palestinian leadership offers no partner for peace. So what can we learn from the past as a guide to the future?

The man who put together that deal was Ehud Olmert, Israel’s then Prime Minister. Taking office after the incapacitation of Ariel Sharon, Olmert oversaw the country’s initial years following the Disengagement from the Gaza Strip, and undertook the most audacious and comprehensive offer of a settlement to the Palestinian leadership.

Accordingly, the Henry Jackson Society, together with Dame Louise Ellman MP are delighted to invite you to a meeting in the House of Commons with Ehud Olmert, Former Prime Minister of Israel.

Ehud Olmert was elected to the Knesset in 1973, becoming the youngest member of Israel’s Parliament. After serving in the Knesset for 20 years, Olmert stood for election and became the Mayor of Jerusalem in 1993. In 2003, the then Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon appointed Ehud Olmert to the office of Deputy Prime Minister. In 2006, Sharon suffered from a stroke and Ehud Olmert became the Prime Minister of Israel, holding the office until 2009.

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Date:
19 June
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House
1 Parliament St
Westminster, SW1A 2JR United Kingdom
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SPEAKER
Ehud Olmert, former Prime Minister of Israel

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