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The Palestinian-Israeli Peace-- with Chief PLO Representative Maen Areikat
Date Tuesday October 27
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, California 94102
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorWorld Affairs Council
Emailinfo [at] wacsf.org
Phone415-293-4600
Address312 Sutter Street, Suite 200, San Francisco
His Excellency Maen Areikat, Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization Mission to the United States, joins the Council to discuss the recent developments in the Middle East peace process and to take a look forward at the opportunities and challenges for a Palestinian state. President Obama has demonstrated a renewed commitment and urgency to solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and much has been happening. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is being pressured to stop settlement construction in the West Bank with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas refusing to negotiate until this commitment is realized. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad recently released an outline to create a Palestinian state by 2011 through internal institution building. Meanwhile, tensions between Hamas and Fatah still remain. Reconciliation talks have floundered and new elections are scheduled for 2010. Mr. Areikat previously took part in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations at Beit Hanoun/Erez in Gaza and Taba, Egypt, in 1996, in Jerusalem in 1997, and was an official member of the Palestinian delegation at the Wye River negotiations in 1998. He recently returned from Bethlehem where Fatah held its first party conference in 20 years and elected a mostly new leadership committee.

Advance prepaid reservations are required. The World Affairs Council will not be handling ticket sales for this program.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 6th, 2009 3:41 PM
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