Ravit Baer and Alon Sachar will discuss the recent, complex Israeli election and how the results could affect the region, the peace process, Israel and her allies, including the United States. Baer is the deputy consul general and heads the political and public diplomacy departments at the Israeli Consulate in the Pacific Northwest. She has been a career diplomat since 2004. Sachar has worked to advance Middle East peace under two U.S. administrations and served at the State Department Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem. He co-authored A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East with former Senator George Mitchell (D–VT).
MLF: Middle East
May 10, 2019
The Commonwealth Club 110 The Embarcadero Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium San Francisco, 94105 United States
Deputy Consul General for Israel to the Pacific Northwest
Co-Author, A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East
11:30 a.m. check-in noon program
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