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Next Steps for U.S. Policy in the Ongoing Crisis in the Middle East

The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has had devastating human costs and exposed long-time vulnerabilities and inequities among Palestinians and Israelis. The Biden administration has stepped up its engagement to work toward ending the conflict, but what steps should the United States take to address the underlying conditions that led to this latest violence?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation among leading experts to assess the status of the current conflict and offer ideas about how U.S. diplomatic engagement can prioritize basic security and rights and help set more favorable political conditions for Palestinians and Israelis to see governments more responsive to their people.

If you have questions for our panel, please submit them on Twitter using the hashtag #USPolicyInTheMiddleEast or via email to CAPeventquestions@americanprogress.org.

Panelists:
Ghaith Al Omari, former Palestinian Authority adviser; Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Ezzedine C. Fishere, former Egyptian diplomat; Senior Lecturer, Dartmouth College
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Ofer Zalzberg, Director of the Middle East Program at the Herbert C. Kelman Institute

Moderator:
Mara Rudman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress; former U.S. Deputy Envoy for Middle East Peace