From the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies:

A Special Seminar on

“The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict:

A Third Intifada or an Endgame?”

Will the upsurge of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank lead to a full-scale intifada with serious strategic implications? Is the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict still viable? Can renewed diplomatic efforts by the parties and the international community (including the discussions at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly) serve the cause of stability and lasting peace in the Middle East?

These and related issues were analyzed by current and former government officials and academic experts with extensive practical experience in this field of security concerns.

This event hosted several distinguished speakers:

Opening Remarks:

Michael S. Swetnam

CEO and Chairman, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Aaron David Miller
Vice President for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Between 1988 and 2003, Miller served six secretaries of state as an advisor on Arab-Israeli negotiations. 


Ghaith Al-Omari
Senior Fellow, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship, The Washington Institute. Previously, he served in various positions within the Palestinian Authority, including advisor to the negotiating team during the 1999-2001 permanent-status talks.

Hon. Reuven Azar
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Israel-Washington DC. Previously, he served at the Israeli Embassies in Amman and Cairo and was involved in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

Dr. Wayne H. Zaideman
Former FBI Legal Attaché in the Middle East.

Professor Yoram Peri
Abraham S. and Jack Kay Chair in Israel Studies, Director of The Joseph B. and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland. Former political advisor to the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.


Click here to watch a video of this seminar.

For more information on the International Center for Terrorism Studies, please visit their website


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