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ADVISORY: CAP, Center for a New American Security, Israel Institute to Host Event Examining U.S.-Israel Relations at a Time of Change in the Middle East
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ADVISORY: CAP, Center for a New American Security, Israel Institute to Host Event Examining U.S.-Israel Relations at a Time of Change in the Middle East

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress, the Center for a New American Security, and the Israel Institute will host a discussion to take stock of the U.S-Israel relationship and to examine the opportunities and challenges ahead in the bilateral relationship.

The U.S.-Israel relationship has been a centerpiece of U.S. Middle East strategy and a main pillar of Israel’s national security strategy for decades. Despite tensions, the security cooperation between the two nations has deepened, and they continue to share common interests and values at a time of change and uncertainty in the Middle East. The first panel will discuss the management of U.S.-Israel relations, and the second will focus on how the two countries will handle Iran and the Palestinian issue in the coming months.

WHO:

Welcoming Remarks (10:30 a.m. ET):
Rudy deLeon, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Panel 1: Managing U.S.-Israel Ties (10:40 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET)
Rep. Mel Levine (D-CA), Counsel, Century City Office, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution
Michael J. Koplow, Program Director, Israel Institute
Dan Arbell, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution; Scholar in Residence, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences, American University

Moderated by:
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Panel 2: Looking Ahead to U.S.-Israel Cooperation on Iran and the Palestinian Issue (12:00 p.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET)
Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Director of Arab-Israeli Programs, U.S. Institute of Peace
Michael Singh, Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and Managing Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Brig. Gen. Shlomo Brom, Visiting Fellow, Center for American Progress

Moderated by:
Ilan Goldenberg, Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security

WHEN:

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
10:30 a.m. ET – 1:00 p.m. ET

WHERE:

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information on this topic or to speak with an expert, contact Tom Caiazza at tcaiazza@americanprogress.org or 202.481.7141.

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