Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Blog

The Arab American Institute (AAI), J-Street and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are hosting a panel today on Capitol Hill today to discuss revitalizing American political efforts in favor of the stalled Arab Peace Initiative as an attainable path to Israeli-Palestine peace. Since its introduction in 2002, the historic initiative, proposed by the Arab League, has been effectively ignored by the Israeli government despite wide-held praise for the plan’s viability from the international community. Ten years later, there remains no viable alternative course for a lasting peace agreement and the Arab Peace Initiative still remains an attractive framework for solving the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The panelists include Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Former Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of the group J Street; Yuval Rabin, Co-Author or the Israeli Peace Initiative & son of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin; Tom Friedman, Columnist for The New York Times; and AAI president James Zogby.

AAI president James Zogby said:

Ten years ago the Arab League launched their groundbreaking Arab Peace Initiative (API). With this initiative, the collective Arab leadership made it clear that their conflict with Israel was not existential; it was one of territory and the implementation of rights. Though rejected by Israel, and under-appreciated by our own government, we believe the API remains a valuable and viable path toward peace.

Click here for the polling data featured in his speech.


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Event Details:    

What: 10 Years Later: The Arab Peace Initiative as a Framework or Solving the Palestinian-Israel Conflict

Where: Cannon Caucus Room (345 Cannon HOB)

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2012. 2:30 - 4:00pm

The Arab American Institute (AAI), J-Street and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace are hosting a panel today on Capitol Hill today to discuss revitalizing American political efforts in favor of the stalled Arab Peace Initiative as an attainable path to Israeli-Palestine peace. Since its introduction in 2002, the historic initiative, proposed by the Arab League, has been effectively ignored by the Israeli government despite wide-held praise for the plan’s viability from the international community. Ten years later, there remains no viable alternative course for a lasting peace agreement and the Arab Peace Initiative still remains an attractive framework for solving the Arab-Israeli conflict.

The panelists include Marwan Muasher, Vice President for Studies - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace & Former Foreign Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Jeremy Ben-Ami, the president of the group J Street; Yuval Rabin, Co-Author or the Israeli Peace Initiative & son of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin; Tom Friedman, Columnist for The New York Times; and AAI president James Zogby.

AAI president James Zogby said:

Ten years ago the Arab League launched their groundbreaking Arab Peace Initiative (API). With this initiative, the collective Arab leadership made it clear that their conflict with Israel was not existential; it was one of territory and the implementation of rights. Though rejected by Israel, and under-appreciated by our own government, we believe the API remains a valuable and viable path toward peace.


Event Details:    

What: 10 Years Later: The Arab Peace Initiative as a Framework or Solving the Palestinian-Israel Conflict

Where: Cannon Caucus Room (345 Cannon HOB)

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2012. 2:30 - 4:00pm

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