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CANCELED – Israeli Politics and Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’


On March 2, Israelis will go to the polls for the third general election in a year, following the indecisive results of two previous elections. Not only is the domestic political situation in Israel uncertain, but the nation must also face the regional challenges surrounding its relations with Palestinians and the broader Arab world. Meanwhile, the Trump administration recently released its “Deal of the Century” plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

At this event, Gilead Sher, the Isaac and Mildred Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin, will analyze the state of Israeli politics and evaluate the “Deal of the Century.” This event is sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter and join the conversation online with #BakerMiddleEast.



6:30 p.m. — Presentation 



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Featured Speaker

Gilead Sher is the Isaac and Mildred Brochstein Fellow in Middle East Peace and Security in Honor of Yitzhak Rabin at the Baker Institute. He is also a senior researcher at the Tel Aviv Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), where he heads the Center for Applied Negotiations. He was chief of staff and policy coordinator to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. From 1999 to 2001, he served as Israel’s chief and co-chief negotiator at the Camp David Summit and the Taba Summit, respectively. He was appointed by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as a delegate to the 1994-1995 Interim Agreement negotiations with the Palestinians. Sher is a reserve colonel in the Israel Defense Forces and served in reserve service as an armored corps brigade commander and a deputy division commander. He is the author of “The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations, 1999–2001: Within Reach” (Routledge, 2006) and “The Battle for Home” (Yedioth Aharonot, 2016), and co-editor of “Negotiating in Times of Conflict” (ContentoNow, 2016) and “Spoilers and Coping with Spoilers: Israeli-Arab Negotiations” (Indiana University Press, 2019). Sher is a senior partner at Gilead Sher & Co. Law Offices.



Wed, March 18, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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