Spannendes Panel – aus den USA, aber im Netz überall

Ofer Zalzberg, verschiedentlich schon Autor des diAk, ist in diesem Gespräch auf Youtube nachzuhören.

Organnized by the Center for American Progress the panel spoke about the recent Israeli-Palestinian escalation.

Ofer Zalzberg highlighted the role of the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif as the symbolic core and main political driver of the recent escalation and described ways that the United States and others can address this, especially by including religious worldviews. He argued among other things that this can be helped by a gradual, low-profile U.S. policy, with an envoy assuring deep inclusivity (especially of non-liberal religious constituencies). And I explained that this is vital because effectively addressing the the Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires pursuit of a hybrid political order, such as a negotiated agreement drawing on traditional resources like religious rulings.

The panelists:

Ofer Zalzberg, Middle East Program Director at Herbert Kelman Institute for Interactive Conflict Transformation
Ghaith Al Omari, former Palestinian Authority adviser; Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Ezzedine C. Fishere, former Egyptian diplomat; Senior Lecturer, Dartmouth College
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Mara Rudman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress; former U.S. Deputy Envoy for Middle East Peace

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