Gaza: The Day After

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Will the Gaza Strip be rehabilitated and by whom? Who is going to rule the region? Is a two-state solution still viable? Is it possible to totally eliminate Hamas? Will Israel retain its military control of Gaza and how will it secure its southern border? Is Israeli reoccupation or even annexation of the Gaza Strip a looming reality? Will a multinational force be brought in? Does the Palestinian Authority have the capacity and legitimacy to take over? Will regional countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, or the UAE become engaged in a solution? What’s the role of the great powers? What will be the repercussions on the State of Israel politically, ideologically, and socially? And is a full-scale military confrontation on Israel’s northern border just a matter of time?

These critical questions and more will be discussed by our featured speakers, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and moderator Hussein Ibish on Monday, February 12 at 10 a.m. CST.

Join us for this important webinar on the post-war future of Israeli-Palestinian relations as our guests delve into the matter. Register here to secure your spothttps://northwestern.zoom.us/webinar/register/2517055096746/WN_tdW_EzR4SvWy8qvAAjsKxA. Keep scrolling to learn more about our distinguished guests.

Ehud Olmert:

Ehud Olmert served as Prime Minister of the State of Israel from 2006 to 2009. As Prime Minister, he led the country during the Second Lebanon War and helped reestablish Israeli deterrence which ensured over a decade of tranquility on the northern border. Concurrently, he pursued a peace agreement with Palestinians, participating in the November 2007 Annapolis Peace Conference led by President George W. Bush. Today, as a private consultant, Olmert continues advocating for conflict resolution, emphasizing diplomatic solutions in the Israeli-Palestinian context.

Hussain Ibish:

Hussein Ibish is a senior scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute. He is a prominent columnist and author on Arab-American relations. He is a weekly columnist for The National (UAE) and a regular contributor to The New York Times and many other U.S. and Middle Eastern publications. Ibish previously served as a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine. He has a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.