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[DC] Jerusalem and the Embassy

May 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Monday, May 14th
10:30am

Middle East Institute
1319 18th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Featuring Lara Friedman, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Betty Herschman, Ir Amim’s Director of International Relations and Advocacy, and moderated by Michelle Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace and the New Israel Fund

On May 14th the United States will be opening its Embassy in Jerusalem — a city holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians worldwide, and a focal point of the national identity and aspirations of both Israelis and Palestinians. Fulfilling a much-touted campaign promise of President Trump, U.S. officials explained the decision to move the Embassy as nothing more than a recognition of reality. The panel will discuss the current concerns and future scenarios for Jerusalem and its residents against the backdrop of the embassy move and of the broader political realities in the U.S. and in Israel.

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Middle East Institute
1319 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036 United States
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