“Western policy towards the Palestinians – how can it influence the prospects of peace”
What is Zionism all about? What are the causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and in particular the “right of Return”, what does it really mean and how does it affect the chances to solve the conflict? Dr. Einat Wilf will be addressing these and other question in a LIVE Webinar.
When: Tuesday the 19th of May at 14:00 CET
Seventy-two years after the first Arab-Israeli War millions of Palestinians are still registered as refugees, with many living in refugee camps. This group—unlike countless others that were displaced in the aftermath of World War II and other conflicts—has remained unsettled, demanding to settle in the state of Israel. Their belief in a “right of return” is one of the largest obstacles to successful diplomacy and lasting peace in the region.
In her bestselling book The War of Return, Einat Wilf, together with coauthor Adi Schwartz — both supporters of a two-state solution — reveals the origins of the idea of a right of return, and explains how UNRWA gave in to Palestinian, Arab and international political pressure to create a permanent “refugee” problem.
You find the book here: : https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250252760
Dr. Einat Wilf is a leading thinker on matters of foreign policy, economics, education, Israel and Zionism and is the author of six books that explore key issues in Israeli society. She was a member of the Israeli Parliament from 2010-2013, where she served as Chair of the Education Committee and Member of the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. In the past she served as Foreign Policy Advisor to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres and a strategic consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Dr. Wilf has a BA from Harvard, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge.