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Event Invitation

Event Invitation

PLEASE NOTE: RSVPs for this briefing are only accepted by emailing : You will not be able to RSVP through ATFP.

Churches for Middle East Peace
Americans for Peace Now
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Israel Policy Forum
The Arab American Institute
American Task Force on Palestine
The Foundation for Middle East Peace

invite you to

Re-Calculating Annapolis:

Understanding the Crisis in Gaza and Southern Israel and Its Impact on the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process


A roundtable discussion with leading experts on Middle East affairs including perspectives on Israeli, Palestinian, Egyptian, US and UN policy.

Tuesday, February 12th

U.S. House of Representatives
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2200

Ghaith al-Omari,
Advocacy Director for the American Task Force on Palestine, lead Palestinian drafter of the Geneva Initiative, former foreign policy advisor to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Helena Cobban,
a veteran writer and author on Israeli-Arab and Palestinian issues, currently an advisor to the Friends Committee on National Legislation and publisher of the "Just World News" weblog, former Beirut-based correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.

Daniel Levy,
Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Policy Initiative of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation, lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative, former senior policy adviser in the Israeli Prime Minister's office.

Robert Malley,
Middle East and North Africa Program Director for the International Crisis Group, former Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs.

Andrew Whitley,
Director of the Representative Office of UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Phil Wilcox (Moderator),
President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, former U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, and Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter Terrorism.

Lunch will be provided. Please note that this event meets the criteria of a "widely attended event," as defined under the new House ethics rules: the event is open to the public and is being actively advertised to an audience of non-Hill staff, with the expectation that more than 25 non-Hill staff will attend. If staffers have further questions, they should contact the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct at (202) 225-7103.

To RSVP for this event, please send an email to:
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