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Wilson Center convenes panel on Palestinian statehood w/ no Palestinians (and 3 Jews)

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Bear with me a second, I think these dots are worth connecting.

On September 12, the Woodrow Wilson Center, which is run by Jane Harman, the former California congresswoman who is Israel-right-or-wrong, is holding a session on Macedonia called, Ethnocracy Instead of Democracy in Macedonia. Bad things happening:

Over the last four years, the government strongly protected nationalist projects and ethnic alliances, rather than the rule of law.

Now a few days after that, on September 13, the Wilson Center is holding a discussion of the Palestinian statehood initiative at the U.N., titled, “September Crisis or Compromise…” Check out the event below. You’ll see one Lebanese-American (Hussein Ibish, per wikipedia), and three Jews, one of them an Israeli, weighing this question. Is that fair? And who will support Palestinian statehood among these men, maybe Malley? Ibish is agin’ it.

The Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum

of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center


September Crisis or Compromise:

The Palestinians, the UN, and the Peace Process


Nahum Barnea

Chief Political columnist, Yedioth Ahronoth

Hussein Ibish

Senior Fellow, American Task Force on Palestine

Robert Malley

Program Director for Middle East and North Africa, International Crisis Group

Aaron David Miller
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center


The much anticipated UN Palestinian initiative this month has sparked enormous controversy and concern. Some fear it; others welcome it; and many just don’t think it matters much. Join us as four veteran analysts and observers of Arab-Israeli politics offer their insights about Palestinian, Israeli, and American strategies and reactions to this month’s developments.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

6th Floor Flom Auditorium

Woodrow Wilson Center

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