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ADVISORY: CAP and Molad to Host a Conference in Israel on New Visions for Israel, United States and the Middle East

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Contact: Anne Shoup
Phone: 202.481.7146


Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, April 1, the Center for American Progress and Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy will host a conference in Jerusalem on regional security and foreign policy. The conference will open with a keynote by Israeli opposition leader, MK Yitzhak Herzog, and will be followed by two panels: one on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations and one on U.S. and Israeli policy toward Iran.

Public and political debate on a possible deal over Iran’s nuclear program and on the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations often falls within known boundaries, characterized by familiar tropes and talking points. This conference aims to examine these issues from new angles and move toward developing a view of joint U.S. and Israeli national security interests within a shared progressive framework.

The entire conference will be streamed on CAP’s website.

8:30 a.m. ET – Program begins

Mikhael Manekin, managing director, Molad

Featured speaker:
MK Yitzhak Herzog, Israeli opposition leader

9:30 a.m. ET – Panel I: The Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations: From Automatic Support to Critical Assessment

Oudeh Bisharat, writer and columnist, Haaretz
MK Stav Shaffir, member, Labor Party
Avner Inbar, director, Molad
Daniel Levy, director, Middle East and North Africa, or MENA, Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations

Eric Alterman, senior fellow, Center for American Progress, columnist, The Nation

11:30 a.m. ET – Panel II: A Nuclear Deal with Iran: Identifying Areas of Agreement and Tension

Helit Barel, board member and former CEO, Council for Peace and Security in Israel
Heather Hurlburt, senior national security fellow, Human Rights First
Shlomo Brom, senior research fellow, Institute for National Security Studies
Meir Javedanfar, Iranian politics lecturer, IDC Herzliya

Matthew Duss, senior policy analyst, Center for American Progress

For more information, contact Anne Shoup at or 202.682.1611.


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