Panel I – The Changing Face of Jerusalem; Panel II – Changing Resistance Tactics: Violence, Non-Violence and the Battle for Legitimacy; Panel III – Regional Dynamics: Carrying the Torch?; Panel IV – Peace Process: Déjà vu all over again?
It is the intention of this conference to underscore the reality we are facing by: first, examining and illuminating current Palestinian existence in historic Palestine; second, by truthfully and candidly pursuing the historical process of the Judaization of the country; and third, by exploring the roles available to people seeking justice for the Palestinian people.
The Middle East is vital to global stability and crucial to U.S. interests. Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon and Syria have emerged as a centerpiece of American foreign policy, influencing how the United States is viewed in the region and around the world. Because of the gravity of conditions in the region, specifically in the mentioned countries and their vital importance, in similar ways or in their own unique way, the United States is facing one of its most difficult and significant international challenges in decades. With most events in the region having been set in motion by American decisions and actions, the United States has both a national and a moral interest to change course.
Panel I – Mechanics of “Politicide:” Palestinians since 1967; Panel II – Consequences of “Politicide”; Panel III – The “Politicide” of Others: Do Palestinians Have Options
On 27 October 2006, experts and scholars studied the effect political negotiations and events on the ground have had on life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since the start of the Oslo process. Panelists analyzed the obstacles facing a two-state solution and discuss strategies to create a viable end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.