On the occasion of the centenary of the San Remo Conference,
ELNET is holding a special video conference
“100 Years After the San Remo Conference:
In Search of a New Paradigm for the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”
Opening remarks by Israel’s Minister of Strategic Affairs,
MK Orit Farkash-Hacohen
Former U.S. Envoy to the Middle East,
Amb. Dennis Ross
Ambassador of France to Israel,
Amb. Eric Danon
Senior member of the Israeli peace negotiation team,
Dr. Tal Becker
Moderator: Brig. Gen. (ret. IDF) Michael Herzog
The San Remo Conference, which was convened in 1920 by the post-World War I members of the Allied Supreme Council to decide the fate of former Ottoman Empire Territories, is one of the key events in the history of international recognition of the Jewish people’s right to self-determination in the only place which had ever served as their ancestral homeland.
A century on, over seventy years since the establishment of a thriving, democratic state of Israel and over a quarter of a century since the launching of an unsuccessful Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the event will bring together European, Israeli, and U.S. policymakers and experts to discuss the unresolved conflict, drawing on historical, diplomatic, and political perspectives. With the historic UAE-Israel peace deal opening a new chapter in regional dialogue, the speakers will offer their insights and conclusions with regard to the failure to break through to a solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as the changing strategic landscape – in search of new paradigms to address the conflict.