EVENT ADVISORY: Examining the Trump Administration’s Current Palestinian Policy

Washington, D.C. — During his first year in office, President Donald Trump signaled a desire to secure the “ultimate deal” on peace in the Middle East and appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to lead a team to prepare a peace plan. But as the Trump administration nears the end of its second year, its Middle East peace efforts have yet to result in progress.

In recent weeks, the Trump administration has taken steps to shift the terms that have guided decades of bipartisan U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. These measures include broad cuts to U.S. development assistance going to Palestinians such as support to Palestinian refugees; the decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem; and the recent closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington, D.C.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion examining the implications of the Trump administration’s current Palestinian policy.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

WHO

Remarks:

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI)

A perspective from Gaza:
Bassam Nasser, Field Manager, Catholic Relief Services

Panelists:
Khaled Elgindy, Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Lara Friedman, President, Foundation for Middle East Peace
Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Moderator:
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

WHEN

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12 pm – 1:30 pm ET

WHERE

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

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at , or 202-478-6327.