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Is there a plan that both Israelis & Palestinians would support? Help us develop such plans!
From: Gershon Baskin
Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM
Subject: [IPCRI-News-Service] REGISTRATION FOR WORKSHOP ON DEMOCRATICALLY IMPROVING PEACE SOLUTIONS (AND REQUEST FOR PERMITS)
To: ipcri-diplomatic-breif@googlegroups.com, ipcri-vip@googlegroups.com, IPCRI-News-Service@yahoogroups.com, peacengos@yahoogroups.com, isr_pal_peacengos@yahoogroups.com

Is there a plan that both Israelis & Palestinians would support?
Help us develop such plans!
November 14, 2011 14:00-20:00
Ambassador Hotel, Jerusalem

The �two state principle� is widely accepted as �the solution� to the Palestinian/Israeli conflict yet no specific plan based on this principle has ever been accepted by the majority of Palestinians and Israelis. Recent speeches by PM Netanyahu and President Abbas indicate that even the leaders are far from agreeing on a concrete plan.

The �Arab Spring,� has made it clear that a viable peace plan has to have popular support on both sides to effectively and legitimately contain hard-liners opposing it. Formal approval of a plan by governments alone may be legally sufficient but won�t secure long term peace. Thus, the question becomes: �Are there specific plans that the majority of Israelis and Palestinians can come to support in a stable and sustainable manner?�

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Ramallah office) The Free Muslim�s Coalition�s Task Force on Israel/Palestine and the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information invite you to a conference in Jerusalem where we will launch a project to answer this question, hopefully in the affirmative.

Please join us for an exciting event and help us formulate plans for improving the lives of Palestinians and Israelis.

Representatives of governments, NGO�s, political parties, research institutes and think tanks are especially encouraged to participate.
If you are an Israeli or a Palestinian and want to provide feedback on the plans, please contact us as soon as possible! Space is limited and priority will be given to those who represent the diversity of the wider population, including hardliners and peace skeptics.

If you have a specific plan, please apply to present it. We welcome all specific plans.

If you want to participate, or if you want to help our efforts or just curious, please register as soon as possible, as seats are limited.


Agenda (Tentative)
13:30-14:00 Gathering
14:00-14:30 Opening address (Dr. Gershon Baskin, Kamal Nawash Esq.)
14:30-14:50 How will the process work -- Doron Tzur
15:00-18:00 Presentations of Innovative and specific Plans for organizing Israel/Palestine for the benefit of its inhabitants
18:00-19:00 Israeli and Palestinian panels turn in their feedback and votes
19:00-19:45 Networking
19:45-20:00 Announcing results of round #1 and concluding remarks



ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR THIS SEMINAR

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATION FOR PERMITS FOR PALESTINIANS WILL BE OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 26, 2011 AT 12:00

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_US&formkey=dHo1ekx6azNOX1hCV2RXZGNGTWEyN2c6MA#gid=0


Gershon Baskin, Ph.D. and Hanna Siniora, Co-CEOs, IPCRI
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information
P.O. Box 9321, Jerusalem 91092
Tel: +972-2-676-9460 Fax: +972-2-676-8011
Cellphone: +972-(0)52-238-1715
gershon@ipcri.org http://www.ipcri.org
gershonbaskin on twitter gershonbas on skype

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