Please Join Americans for Peace Now for these two timely webinars, both part of our series on the Israel-Palestine implications of the transition from the Trump administration to President-elect Biden’s administration.
TODAY, Monday, December 7, 2020, 3:00 pm (EST)
Peace Now’s Settlement Watch Project
Hagit will discuss the Trump administration’s legacy regarding settlements and what the Biden administration will need to do to reverse Trump’s radical shift from America’s traditional policy on this issue. She will also address current developments in East Jerusalem, illegal outposts, Area C of the West Bank, and other Israeli efforts – backed by the outgoing Trump administration – to normalize settlements and to advance West Bank annexation.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 10:30 am (EST)
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi
Palestinian leader, legislator, activist, and scholar
Dr. Ashrawi will discuss the Palestinian perspective on the transition, and examine the state of US-Palestinian relations after Donald Trump’s four years in the White House, the Palestinian leadership’s efforts to push the reset button on the relationship as President-elect Biden prepares to enter the Oval Office next month, and the Palestinian expectations from the Biden administration. Dr. Ashrawi will also talk about the Palestinian leadership’s overall foreign policy, beyond the relationship with Washington.
Currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Dr. Ashrawi has held official positions with the Palestinian Authority, was a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and founded the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (MIFTAH). She is considered one of the most compelling spokespeople for the Palestinian national cause.