10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST

Past Event

The Israeli Election: Impact on Prospects for Peace

Wednesday, February 07, 2001

10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Tensions remain high in the Middle East as Israel prepares to choose a prime minister on Feb. 6. The election results could determine whether peace is possible or if violence in the region will continue and escalate.

The results of the election, between current Prime Minister Ehud Barak and his hard-line challenger Ariel Sharon, could have far-reaching implications for the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process as well as for Israeli relations with Arab countries in the region.

Brookings experts Shibley Telhami and Philip Gordon will hold a press briefing to assess the impact of the election results on Israeli politics and on the future of peace talks with Palestinians.