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May 13, 2020, 11:00 am - May 18, 2020, 12:00 pm

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Zoom Webinar

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The Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) and the Middle East Institute (MEI) invite you to join a 3-part webinar series: “Annexation & What it Means: Views from the Ground & Around the World.” Israel has been de facto annexing land in the West Bank since the inception of its military occupation of Palestinian territories following the 1967 war. Now, under the new Netanyahu-Gantz government and in close coordination with the Trump Administration, the Israeli government is poised to formalize and massively expand the extent of that annexation. What will this mean for Palestinians and for Israelis? What does it mean for the international community? And what happens next – in Israel, Palestine, the region, and the world?

This three-part webinar series, co-moderated by FMEP’s Lara Friedman and MEI’s Khaled Elgindy, will engage leading voices from Israel and Palestine, in addition to U.S., European, and Arab perspectives.

Part 1: U.S. & International Perspectives on Annexation
Wednesday, May 13 (11:30am-1:00pm ET)

Noura Erakat 
Assistant professor, Rutgers University
Hugh Lovatt 
Policy fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations
Marwan Muasher 
Vice president for studies, Carnegie
Tamara Cofman Wittes 
Senior fellow, Brookings
Lara Friedman, co-host
President, Foundation for Middle East Peace
Khaled Elgindy, co-host
Director, Program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs, MEI
 

Part 2: Palestinian Perspectives
Friday, May 15 (11:00am-12:00pm ET)

Salem Barahmeh 
Executive director, Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy
Yara Hawari 
Senior Palestine policy fellow, Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network
Rania Muhareb 
Legal researcher and advocacy officer, Al-Haq
Lara Friedman, co-host
President, Foundation for Middle East Peace
Khaled Elgindy, co-host
Director, Program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs, MEI

Part 3: Israeli Perspectives
Monday, May 18 (11:00am-12:00pm ET)

Galia Golan
Darwin professor emerita, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Shaqued Morag 
Executive director, Peace Now movement
Yehuda Shaul
Founder, Breaking the Silence
Lara Friedman, co-host
President, Foundation for Middle East Peace
Khaled Elgindy, co-host
Director, Program on Palestine and Palestinian-Israeli Affairs, MEI