The Failed Peace Summit - Israelis and Palestinians at Camp David 2000

The Failed Peace Summit - Israelis and Palestinians at Camp David 2000

UI organised a public lecture by Raphael Cohen-Almagor, the 2023 holder of the Olof Palme Visiting Professorship.

What were the reasons for the failure of the 2000 Camp David summit? The analysis exposes inherent problems in the search for peace in the Middle East: the bad design and timing of the Camp David summit, the asymmetric power relationship between the negotiating sides, the poor human relationships, the yearning for public consensus at the expense of reaching results, and the unbalanced mediation role of the USA, perceived to be biased by all three sides (Israel, PA and the USA itself).

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) organised a public lecture about what went wrong at the 2000 Camp David Summit, held by the Raphael Cohen-Almagor.

Raphael Cohen-Almagor is Professor and Chair in Politics, University of Hull, Senior Associate Research Fellow at UI and the holder of the 2023 Olof Palme Guest Professorship.

He is the founder of Israel’s “Second Generation to the Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance” Organization, The University of Haifa Center for Democratic Studies, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Medical Ethics Think-tank, and The University of Hull Middle East Study Group.

Raphael has published extensively in the fields of politics, philosophy, media ethics, medical ethics, law, sociology and history.

Rouzbeh Parsi, Head of Programme at the Middle East and North Africa Programme at UI, moderated the lecture.


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