Saturday 19 July: WORKING FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Opening

Piero Fassino, General Secretary of the Democrats of the Left, DS

FIRST PANEL

• The way forward for peace: the roadmap

- Thorbjørn Jagland, Chair of the Socialist International Middle East Committee

- Pierre Moscovici, National Secretary for International Relations, PS, France

- Tasos Yannitsis, Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece

- Emilio Menéndez del Valle, Middle East Spokesperson,Parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists, PSOE, Spain

 

Questions and remarks from participants 

 

SECOND PANEL

Implementing peace in Israeli and Palestinian societies

- Nabil Shaat, Palestinian Foreign Minister

- Yossi Sarid, Leader of Meretz

- Shimon Peres, Chair of the Israel Labour Party

 

Questions and remarks from participants

THIRD PANEL

• Civil society and communities advancing peace and cooperation

- Meir Nitzan, Mayor of Rishon Lezion

- Isam Akel, Executive Director of the Association of the Palestinian Local Authorities, APLA

- Shlomo Buchbut, Mayor of Maalot Tarshicha

 

Questions and remarks from participants

FOURTH PANEL

Promoting peace: the role of regional and international actors

- Hans Dahlgren, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden

- Bert Koenders, Member of the Dutch Parliament, PvdA

- Albrecht Konecny, International Secretary, SPOE, Austria

Questions and remarks from participants
 

CONCLUSIONS

• A strategy to promote and secure a sustainable peace among Israelis and Palestinians

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