Gershon Baskin is an Israeli writer, columnist, author and one of the most recognizable names in the Middle East Peace and hostage-negotiation process
Gershon Baskin is an Israeli writer, columnist, author and one of the most recognizable names in the Middle East Peace process. His dedication to creating a culture of peace and environmental awareness, coupled with his impeccable integrity, has earned him the trust of the leaders of all sides of the century old conflict. He is the Director of the Holy Land Bond, a new fund aimed at investing in housing projects for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, integrated housing projects for Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in Israel’s “mixed cities”.
Gershon is the co-founder and former co-director of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Information. During the Premiership of the late Yitzhak Rabin, he served as a special advisor on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process to a secret team of intelligence officers established by Mr. Rabin. In 2011, after five years of negotiation with Hamas, he successfully brokered the release of abducted Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.
Join us for this insightful, riveting conversation about an extremely complicated, nuanced, volatile situation involving the barbaric October 7th attack on Israel by terrorist organization Hamas, the ensuing war, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, hostage negotiations, and the desperate need for peace between Israel and Palestinians. And perhaps even more significantly, Gershon provides honest, balanced historical context for this centuries-old conflict in the region
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