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A Security System for the Two State Solution

May 31, 2016
1:30pm to 4:00pm

Willard interContinental Hotel
Washington, DC

CNAS hosted a discussion on a report analyzing security measures in the context of the two-state solution that can meet Israeli security requirements and be consistent with Palestinian needs for security, sovereignty and dignity.

 

Addressing Israel’s Security Requirements

 
General (Ret) John R. Allen
Co-Director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution
Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on Middle East Security
 
Hon Michèle Flournoy
Co-Founder and CEO Center for a New American Security
Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy
 
Major General (Ret) Gadi Shamni
Former IDF Central Commander, Former Commander of the Hebron Regional Brigade, Former Commander of the Gaza Division
 
Moderator: Ilan Goldenberg
Director of CNAS Middle East Security Program
 Former Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations
 


Security Solutions for Israelis and Palestinians

 
Colonel Kris Bauman
Senior Military Fellow at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University 
Former Chief of Staff to the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense on Middle East Security
 
Nimrod Novik
The Israel Fellow, Israel Policy Forum
Former Senior Advisor on Foreign Policy to Mr. Shimon Peres
 
Ghaith al-Omari
Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Former advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team during the 1999-2001 Permanent-Status talks
 
Major General (Ret) Amnon Reshef
Founder and Chairman of Commanders for Israel's Security
 Former commanding general of the IDF Armored Corps
 
Hon Mara Rudman
Former Assistant Administrator for the Middle East, U.S. Agency for International Development; former U.S. Deputy Envoy for Middle East Peace
 
Moderator: Ilan Goldenberg
Director of CNAS Middle East Security Program
 Former Chief of Staff to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

 

About the Event

The challenges associated with coming to a permanent status agreement between Israelis and Palestinians that can meet Israeli security requirements and Palestinian requirements for sovereignty and dignity are growing more challenging.  During the Oslo period of the 1990s security was considered the least challenging of the core final status issues when compared to borders, refugees, or Jerusalem. But the pull out from Gaza and regional instability in the aftermath of the Arab revolutions has made this issue a central challenge for any future negotiation.

For the past year a team of American and Israeli former government and security officials have been working together on a study that details a sustainable security system to support a lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate, through deep and comprehensive analysis, that well thought-through security measures in the context of the two-state solution can provide Israel with a degree of security, equal or greater to the one provided today by its deployment into the West Bank, while at the same time being compatible with Palestinian requirements for sovereignty and dignity. 

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