11:00 am EST - 12:30 pm EST

Past Event

The Geneva Initiative: A Blueprint for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

The Renaissance Mayflower Hotel
East Room

1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

After three years of intense violence and destruction, many Palestinians and Israelis have begun to question whether peace will ever be possible. Yossi Beilin, Israel’s former justice minister, and Yasser Abed Rabbo, the Palestinian Authority’s former minister of information and culture, have embarked on an ambitious plan to prove that an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians is within reach. Beilin and Abed Rabbo—with the help of a group of nonofficial negotiators—have drafted a comprehensive 50-page blueprint based on the December 2000 Clinton administration parameters and the subsequent Taba negotiations.

Beilin and Abed Rabbo have come to Washington to discuss in detail their plan, which will be launched December 1 in Switzerland at a ceremony hosted by the Swiss government.