LIVE STREAM: Palestine’s Hanan Ashrawi On Pivoting Toward Final Status Negotiations


Today, the New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force is hosting PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi to offer a Palestinian perspective on how this week’s trilateral meeting in New York might be leveraged to get at the core strategic issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Dr. Ashrawi’s views are particularly important because the Executive Committee on which she sits will be ultimately responsible for carrying out final status negotiations with Israel.
This event will take place from 11:00am – 12:15pm at the New America Foundation and will STREAM LIVE here at The Washington Note.
Steve Clemons is still in New York and will be watching live from there as he is still at the Clinton Global Initiative. Amjad Atallah, co-director of the Middle East Task Force at the New America Foundation wlll moderate today’s meeting.
— Ben Katcher


6 comments on “LIVE STREAM: Palestine’s Hanan Ashrawi On Pivoting Toward Final Status Negotiations

  1. Kathleen Grasso Andersen says:

    It’s rather comical in a tragic sort of way, that we, the USA, run around the globe, imposing our form of govt’ on others and when they succumb to our pressure and actually hold elections, we discredit them, if they don’t elect who we wanted.
    Charades on parade. How many times ha ve we seen this show???


  2. PissedOffAmarican says:

    “comments section doesn’t appear operative for the threads above this one”
    The perfect venue for one of questions’ 1000 word essays about nothing.


  3. ... says:

    comments section doesn’t appear operative for the threads above this one..


  4. ... says:

    Gideon Levy / Obama, you won’t make peace without talking to Hamas
    for anyone who missed it the other day..


  5. PissedOffAmerican says:

    When I apprenticed in furniture making, the shop owner/master used to have a favorite saying..
    “You’re just going through the motions, but you aren’t actually doing anything”.
    ….anyone that has done prefinish sanding or actual finishing should know exactly what is meant by that. Your hands are moving, you’re making dust, but you aren’t actually achieving the task because of an inattentivness to the effect and product of your labor.
    Does anyone really think that peace can be achieved by negotiating absent the presence and participation of Hamas? Doesn’t excluding them just make this a tremendous waste of time and diplomacy? Truly, if “just going through the motions and not actually doing anything” can be applied to peace negotiatioons, this worthless expenditure of time and effort we see Netanyahu and Obama engaging in is the penultimate example. The only other option, more worthless, would be to say “Screw this, there will be no negotiations”. And, in effect, thats exactly what is being said by excluding Hamas. Its almost comical seeing the recent meeting described as “trilateral”, as if the Palestinian people were represented. You know, the nice thing about negotiating with a puppet is that you get to move the strings. How convenient.
    (How are your powers of moderation this morning, Ben??? You have anyone’s name on your bar of soap, or are you just gonna select randomly again?)


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