A panel discussion with:
Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, Public Opinion Expert and Strategic Consultant
Omar H. Rahman, Writer, Political Analyst, Journalist
Omar Dajani, Professor of Law, University of the Pacific
Moderator: Robert H. Mnookin, Samuel Williston Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
About the talk:
Two main ideas for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the one-state and two-state solutions, are increasingly discredited. Israelis fear that a combined, single state would lose its Jewish character; Palestinians fear that it would be a Jewish apartheid state. Changes on the ground make a separation into two states increasingly difficult, even if desirable. Nor is maintaining the status quo necessarily tenable over the long run. Consequently, the idea of a confederation between Israelis and Palestinians living between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River has emerged as a third option. Our panelists, Dr. Dahlia Scheindlin, Omar Rahman and Professor Omar Dajani, will present the rationale for such a confederation, discussing potential benefits and challenges. Harvard Law School Professor Robert Mnookin will chair and moderate the discussion.