This panel examines the effectiveness of the Palestinian strategy for negotiating a peace. This is the second installment of the 13th annual summer lecture series, a study to the extent to which Palestinian leadership represents Palestinian interests, and how their national objectives are at all manifest.
Phyllis Bennis and Adam Gallagher discuss the ability of grassroots movements to achieve political aims without party politics and their response to political shortcomings. This was the first in our annual Palestine Center Interns Summer Lecture Series entitled, “Reevaluating Palestinian Stakeholder Legitimacy.”
Dr. Walt addresses the pressure on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East from the Israel lobby and the real and perceived effects it has had on decisions throughout the current and past presidential administrations.
Dr. Wendy Pearlman shows that the reasoning behind the use of violent and nonviolent methods in nationalist movements lies very much in the movements themselves.
Josh Ruebner from The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation presents his report on U.S. military aid to Israel from 2000-2009.
Marwan Bishara, AlJazeera English’s Senior Political Analyst, offers his analysis of the Arab revolutions that rocked 2011.