Former Mossad Deputy Chief David Kimche Speaking This Morning, 9 am


This morning, I am training it from Hamburg to Berlin where I’m going to have some meetings with senior German political and policy leaders today. Last night I spoke about the coming elections and US foreign policy at the University of Hamburg.
But if you are in Washington, the New America Foundation Middle East Policy Initiative is co-hosting a meeting with the Center for American Progress a session with former Mossad Deputy Head David Kimche. Kimche was also Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is now President of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations.
For those interested, read Kimche’s intriguing piece in the Jerusalem Post, “Pry Syria Away from Iran.”
I’ve met David Kimche in Israel, and his enlightened views on the region and why Israel needs to move expeditiously in deal-making with the Palestinians and Syrians is important to hear. My colleague Daniel Levy will chair the session.
Last night, New America hosted David Kimche and Palestinian legislator Hanan Ashrawi for a private dinner salon that was on the record. I have not heard the results of the meeting yet and will hopefully be back with any key policy nuggets tossed out.
It’s at 9 a.m. at the Center for American Progress, today — Tuesday. Just go if you’d like to attend.
— Steve Clemons