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Israel-Palestine: a Palestinian Perspective with speaker Ghaith al-Omari

Sunday, February 13, 2022 12 Adar I 5782

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMvia Zoom

The Israel Affairs Committee is pleased to host this presentation via Zoom in conjunction with the "Israel's Milestones" Hartman course. Class participants and the general community are invited to attend; please register to receive the Zoom link.

Mr. Omari's talk will focus on internal Palestinian politics and prospects for peace.

About the speaker: Mr. al-Omari is a Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the former Executive Director of the American Task Force on Palestine. 

He served as advisor to the negotiating team during the 1999-2001 permanent-status talks as well as participating in the Camp David summit and the Taba talks.  In addition, he held various other positions within the Palestinian Authority. He was the lead Palestinian drafter of the Geneva Initiative, an unofficial model peace agreement negotiated between leading Palestinian and Israeli public figures.

Mr. al-Omari is a lawyer by training and a graduate of Georgetown and Oxford universities. Prior to his involvement in the Middle East peace process, he taught international law in Jordan and was active in human rights advocacy.

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