Israelis and Palestinians tend to be invested in the notion that their conflict is unique in its intractability. But other conflicts have reached a measure of resolution, or at least extended periods of non-violence. Learning from their limited success can offer insights and key policy implications; learning from their failures can provide valuable warnings and lessons. Comparing conflicts can even humanize what's happening in Israel and the occupied territories. conflicts in the Balkans, the Caucasus, Cyprus, Colombia - and even South Africa - can be mined for fresh ideas at a time when the diplomatic process in Israel-Palestine looks hopeless.
The Middle East Institute is pleased to host the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) and Mitvim for an in-depth discussion with Dahlia Schiendlin, a leading international public opinion analyst and strategic consultant based in Tel Aviv. She specializes in progressive causes and political and social campaigns in over a dozen countries. FMEP President Lara Friedman will moderate the discussion.