This Saturday, 29th September, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) will host a group of international speakers in central London at a Conference exploring the legacy of the Oslo Accords.
The 1995 signing of the Oslo Accords in Washington DC was supposed to pave the way toward a final settlement of the Palestine-Israel conflict. Now 25 years on the final settlement has not been reached, Palestinians have not achieved their independence and statehood and the Israelis have failed to realise their exclusive and democratic Jewish state, with a Jewish majority.
Conference speakers including former diplomats and respected academics and commentators will engage with the reasons for that legacy of broken promises.
A late addition to the line-up of speakers is Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi journalist and the former editor-in-chief of Al Arab News Channel who will join the following speakers:
- Sir Richard Dalton, Former British Consul General in Jerusalem – 1993-1997
- Karen AbuZayd, United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria
- Clayton Swisher, Al Jazeera Media Network, Qatar
- Dr Alaa Tartir, Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network
- Prof Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter, UK
- Dr Nadia Naser-Najjab, University of Exeter, UK
- Prof Omar Dajani, University of the Pacific, US
- Prof Michelle Pace, Professor in Global Studies at Roskilde University, Denmark
- Prof Virginia Tilley, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, US
- Dr Jeremy Wildeman, University of Bath, UK
- Dr Stephanie Latte Abdallah, Institut Francais du Proche-Orient
- Wadah Khanfar, Al Sharq Forum
There is still a final chance to register to attend the Conference.
Dr Daud Abdullah, Director of MEMO said:
"Middle East Monitor has brought together highly respected diplomats and world-renowned academics to explore the legacy of the Oslo Accords and address the reality of living with occupation, the role of international law and the chances of peace in Palestine and Israel.
"The optimism that greeted the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993 is long gone – it is time to renew the focus and look towards the coming twenty -five years, asking whether the present agreements offer a viable path to a just resolution to the conflict."