Roundtable Series on Israeli and Palestinian Unilateralism

Director: Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies
February 18, 2011 - Present

Increasingly, Israelis and Palestinians are discussing unilateral steps they can take as an alternative to failed negotiating efforts. One notable option that is gaining traction is a possible Palestinian unilateral declaration of statehood. Similarly, some Israelis are looking at steps they can take to ensure their security if bilateral agreements prove impossible. Made possible in part by the generous support of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Roundtable Series on Israeli and Palestinian Unilateralism aims to create a forum for an informed debate on unilateral actions by examining their legal and political implications and their possible consequences for the region.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting ⁄ New York

Can Current Efforts to Forge Israeli-Palestinian Peace Succeed? Lesson from a New Approach to Teaching History

Speakers:

Dr. Abdel Monem Said Aly, Chairman and CEO, Regional Center for Strategic Studies in Cairo; Senior Fellow, Crown Center, Shai Feldman, Judith and Sidney Swartz Director, Crown Center, Khalil Shikaki, Director, Palestinian Center for Political and Survey Research in Ramallah; Senior Fellow, Crown Center

Presider:

Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
November 21, 2013

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Is a Palestinian State Still Possible?

Speaker:

Ziad Asali, President and Founder, American Task Force on Palestine

Presider:

Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
May 7, 2012

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Implications of Palestinian and Israeli Unilateral Actions

Speakers:

Michael Herzog, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Ghaith Al-Omari, American Task Force on Palestine

Presiders:

Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert M. Danin, Council on Foreign Relations
May 23, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.

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Roundtable Meeting

The Legal Implications of a Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Statehood

Speakers:

John B. Bellinger III, Council on Foreign Relations, Gabriella Blum, Harvard Law School, Omar Dajani, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Presiders:

Elliott Abrams, Council on Foreign Relations, Robert M. Danin, Council on Foreign Relations
February 18, 2011

This meeting is not for attribution.