Another Christmas without Peace: the Politics of Israel and Palestine
Another Christmas without Peace
The Politics of Israel and Palestine
MONDAY, DECEMBER 20th
This debate organized by Fundación Alternativas and CITpax will focus on the current political dynamics both in the post-Netanyahu Israel, on one side, and in the occupied Palestinian territories (Gaza Strip and West Bank) and Jerusalem, on the other.
We will make a re-assessment of the political barriers and opportunities regarding the reopening of negotiations, including: Israel: military actions, government’s settlements policy, human rights violations and apartheid; Palestine: Hamas violence from Gaza, Palestinian Authority’s lack of transparency and undemocratic practices; or the persistence of illiberal trends in both sides.
We will also discuss the new priorities, obstacles and opportunities for Spain's politics on Israel/Palestine, both bilaterally and in the EU framework. One key question is whether Spain could play a more pivotal role at EU level and, if so, how.
Emilio Cassinello, Director General at CITpax
Vicente Palacio, Director of Foreign Policy at Fundación Alternativas
Itxaso Domínguez de Olazábal, MENA Coordinator at Fundación Alternativas
Polly Bronstein, Executive Director and Founder of Darkenu
Shlomo Ben Ami, Vicepresident at CITpax
Josep Piqué, President at CITpax