Will the settlement policy be the death of Israel?
By Ted Belman
The Royal Geographic Society hosted a debate in London on Jan 15/13 on the motion “Israel is destroying itself with its settlement policy”.
Speakers for the motion
Director for Middle East and North Africa at the European Council on Foreign Relations, and Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation, a former adviser in the Israeli Prime Minister’s office and member of the Israeli team negotiating with the Palestinians, and a Board member of the New Israel Fund
Founder and Chairman of Forward Thinking, an NGO which works with the leadership of all parties on both sides of the divide in the Israel/Palestine conflict
Speakers against the motion
Chairman of the Yesha Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria.
Senior contributing editor, Jerusalem Post, director of the Israel Security Project, David Horowitz Freedom Center, senior adjunct fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, Center for Security Policy
The approval of the motion was a forgone conclusion but the arguments against are worthy of note.