What the Patriarch Abraham Can Teach us About Land and Peace
S. Daniel Abraham Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post

April 01, 2014
 
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Israelis: Peace with Arab world more important than recognition as Jewish state
Ha'aretz cites Center poll

March 13, 2014
 
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What Does Trust Have to do with Peace?
S. Daniel Abraham Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post

March 03, 2014
 
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Kerry’s success would be Zionism’s success too
S. Daniel Abraham op-ed in Ha'aretz

February 03, 2014
 
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How the Palestinians Can Recognize Israel as a Jewish State
Robert Wexler op-ed in Le Huffington Post

January 29, 2014
 
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Kerry can survive failure, but can Israel?
S. Daniel Abraham op-ed in Ha'aretz

January 19, 2014
 
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Wexler visits to discuss peace
By Shani McManus, Sun Sentinel

December 10, 2013
 
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The American Jewish Community’s Evolving Relationship with Israel
Wexler speaking at the DCJCC at 5:00 PM on December 8

December 08, 2013
 
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Is Peace Possible? The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace & The Atlantic

Is Peace Possible? is an innovative special report examining the opportunities and challenges of reaching a comprehensive peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, created by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in collaboration with The Atlantic. The core of the project is multi-media presentations, narrated by Center president and former Congressman Robert Wexler, on the four core issues of the conflict: Borders, Security, Refugees, and Jerusalem.

EVENTS


Dinner and Conversation with President Mahmoud Abbas and American Jewish Leadership

   
When: September 23, 2013
Where: New York City
 

The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace hosted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a dinner and discussion on Monday, September 23, 2013, with over 50 top leaders of the American Jewish community and former American administration officials. The dinner, hosted by Center founder and chairman Dan Abraham and Center president Congressman Robert Wexler at the Plaza Hotel, was organized at the request of Abbas.



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Meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

   
When: September 24, 2012
Where: New York City
 

Center for Middle East Peace: Abbas Says Palestinians Expect ‘Compromise’ (Associatd Press)

U.S. Jewish community leaders say Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has told them that most Palestinians believe statehood can be reached only by compromising with Israel. The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace said Tuesday that Abbas spoke to them late Monday on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.

“Today it is clear to the majority of Palestinians that the fulfillment of the Palestinian dream requires an agreement and an historic compromise with Israel,” the Center quoted Abbas as saying. The Palestinian leader said he was “close” to a deal with former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, who left office in 2009.



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Luncheon and Discussion with White House Chief of Staff Jacob J. Lew

   
When: September 06, 2012
Where: The Ritz Carlton - Charlotte, NC
 

An enlightening, off-the-record discussion about “The Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.” Hosted by the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace along with Ambassador of the European Union to the United States Joao Vale De Almeida, this luncheon gave participants a unique insight into the active and essential role the United States, along with itsTransatlantic allies, continues to play in the Middle East during this particularly turbulent moment in history.

Participants included foreign Ambassadors to the United States, former and current elected officials, including members of both the House and Senate, as well as influential thought leaders. The Chief of Staff delivered the keynote address and answered several questions related to the United States’ unambiguous policy to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, America’s steadfast commitment to its critical ally Israel, the unique challenges presented by the crisis in Syria, and the uncertainty surrounding the democratic shift in Egypt.



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Dinner and Conversation with US Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone, Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman

   
When: January 18, 2012
Where: Newseum - Washington, DC
 

An engaging and candid off-the-record discussion with US Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey D. Feltman, and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon, on the topic of “Turkey in a Changing Middle East”.

Discussion items included, among others, an overview of the U.S.-Turkish relationship, the state of Israeli-Turkish relations, Turkey’s stance toward the EU and other regional actors, an assessment of Turkish economic expansion, Turkey’s stance on regional oil/gas fields, human rights issues in Turkey, local/regional politics, Turkey’s approach towards drafting a new constitution, the Arab Spring, the current upheaval in Syria and the regional and global response to Iran’s nuclear ambitions.



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“Is Peace Possible?” launch event with former United States Special Envoy to the Middle East, Senator George J. Mitchell

   
When: January 12, 2012
Where: The Atlantic Media Company - Washington, DC
 

Excerpts from former US Special Envoy to the Middle East, Senator George J. Mitchell:

“Right now pessimism is widespread… the conflict has gone on for so long, it has had such destructive effects, the level of mistrust and hostility is so high, that many…regard it as unsolvable. But I believe that the pursuit of peace is so important that it demands our maximum effort no matter the difficulties, no matter the setbacks.”

“I still believe that this conflict can be ended. I believe that in part because while I recognize that there will be enormous political pain on both sides from negotiating an agreement, that pain will in fact be much less than what they will endure if they do not negotiate an agreement.”



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Dinner and Conversation with MK Tzipi Livni and Jewish American Leadership

   
When: June 28, 2011
Where: St. Regis - New York City
 

Excerpts from Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni:

“Making peace with the Palestinians is not a favor to the Palestinians, it’s not even a favor to the President of the United states, it’s something that we need to do in order to keep our values, in order to have this common vision, and we need to do it as soon as possible.”

“It is true that realities on the ground are complicated but I believe that we can, we need to now, re-launch negotiations based on the understanding that an agreement should gives an answer to all the issues that ends the conflict in accordance to the idea of two states for two peoples, that gives each state an answer to the national aspiration of its people: Israel for the Jewish people, the Palestinian state for the Palestinian people.”



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Dinner and Conversation with Israeli President Shimon Peres

   
When: April 05, 2011
Where: USIP - Washington, DC
 

Excerpts from Israeli President Shimon Peres:

“I think in order to enable the young generation to take over and go their way, we have to find a solution for the conflict between us and the Palestinians… let’s bring an end to the conflict.”

“I think they all realize the situation and that they have to make a choice between two risky situations. One is to make the necessary concessions to bring an end to the conflict. And the other if it wouldn’t be done the conflict may color the final results of the young generation. I don’t agree with Professor Huntington that this is a clash of civilizations. I think it’s a clash of generations.”



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Dinner and Conversation with Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren and Arab/Muslim American Leadership

   
When: October 13, 2010
Where: Newseum - Washington, DC
 

Excerpts from Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren:

“What is extraordinary, I believe, is that in spite of all this upheaval and violence and trauma, that a significant majority of Israelis still support a two-state solution… So that is the nature of my optimism and I hope I can persuade you this evening, both of the seriousness of the Israeli perspective but also of the no less serious chances for peace that we all can still benefit from.”
“We look forward to a time where there will be a comprehensive peace. We have always viewed the relationship with the Palestinians, not as only as an end in itself but as a means to a broader peace with all states in the Middle East.”



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