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"Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations: A First Hand Account From Both Perspectives"

The March 15th program featured Dr. Gershon Baskin & Hanna Siniora, leaders of the Israel / Palestine Center for Research and Information
IPCRI's Dr. Gershon Baskin and Hanna Siniora

On Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m., at Leo Baeck Temple, Americans for Peace Now, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, and Progressive Jewish Alliance proudly presented the leaders of the first joint Israeli-Palestinian think tank, the Israel / Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI).

Dr. Gershon Baskin has publiched books and hundreds of articles in the Hebrew, English and Arabic press on a range of topics related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  During the Premiership of the late Yitzhak Rabin, he served as an outside policy advisor of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.  Dr. Baskin was a member of the Jerusalem Experts Committee established during the Final Status Negotiations in 2000-2001.  Prior to co-founding IPCRI, Dr. Baskin worked for Interns for Peace, the Israeli Ministry of Education and the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence.

Hanna Siniora has been a member of the Palestinian National Council since 1990.  He was the first Palestinian to officially meet Secretary of State George Schultz as a representative of the occupied territories, facilitating President Reagan's official recognition of the PLO.  He served as a member of the Palestinian-Jordanian delegation and advised the Palestinian delegation to Madrid in the early 90's.  He is the founder and publisher of the Jerusalem Times, a weekly English-language Palestinian paper, and founder and co-chair of the Israeli-Palestinian radio station "All for Peace."