Video: People Power v. the Arab-Israeli Conflict

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A session was held at the WEF at Davos with this agenda:

While there is clear popular support from both Israelis and Palestinians for a two-state solution, negotiations have stalled. Join this message from citizens of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, broadcast with the support of OneVoice Movement, and participate in the debate as political leaders of both sides respond. This will be a frank discussion on the proposed Arab Peace Plan and what it will take to achieve sustainable peace based on a two-state solution.

1. What major obstacles remain to negotiating a peace settlement? What steps can be taken to build trust and momentum towards a resolution?

2. What should Israeli and Palestinian politicians do to catalyse non-violent sentiments in their societies and bring an end to the self-perpetuating cycle of violence?

The plenary session paticipants were:

* Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority; Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization Executive Committee
* Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom
* Tzipi Livni, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel
* Shimon Peres, Vice-Prime Minister of Israel
* Chaired by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

The video of the session is just over an hour. See it here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Abbas was a participant? The same Abbas who said, "From here [the Gaza withdrawal], our people begin the march towards establishing an independent Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4147354.stm)

Well, isn't that special!