On 9th November, leading Palestinian and Israeli GI members were invited by a Harvard alumnae organisation to present their analysis on political developments to an international audience. The panel comprised of Brig. Gen. Israela Oron; Policy Advisor at the Palestinian Negotiations Affairs Department, Fatina Ja’ouni Hodali; Nidal Foqaha, Palestinian Director of the Geneva Initiative and Professor Yuval Benziman.
The discussion delved into the opportunities to promote the two-state solution under Biden, the regional dynamics, the leading role that women can play in negotiations and the importance of reconciliation between both societies. On this topic, Israela Oron said: “it is much more difficult to talk about emotions than to talk about square miles on the border…and we must learn to hear the narrative of the other side.”
The event was held in partnership with Harvard University alumni organisation – W3D Women in Defense, Diplomacy and Development. Watch the full video here.