Telos Webinar – What’s at Stake: Israel/Palestine & the U.S. Election, ft. FMEP’s Lara Friedman

Oct 15 2020


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The Telos Group Upcoming Event:
What’s At Stake: Israel/Palestine and the U.S. Election

With the US presidential election upcoming, we’ll talk to the experts about US policy on Israel/Palestine, the Trump Administration’s record, and what the election could mean for our partners and prospects for peace in Israel/Palestine.

Lara Friedman is president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and a former U.S. Foreign Service Officer. With more than 25 years working in the Middle East foreign policy arena, Friedman is a leading authority on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, with particular expertise on the Israeli-Arab conflict, Israeli settlements, Jerusalem, and the role of the U.S. Congress.

Khaled Elgindy is a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute and the author of Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump.Elgindy previously served as a fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution from 2010 through 2018. Prior to arriving at Brookings, he served as an adviser to the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah on permanent status negotiations with Israel from 2004 to 2009, and was a key participant in the Annapolis negotiations of 2007-08. Elgindy is also an adjunct instructor in Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

Todd Deatherage spent sixteen years in senior positions in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government before co-founding the Telos Group. From 2005 to 2009, he was Chief of Staff in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department. He also spent two years as Senior Advisor in the Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, where he specialized in religious freedom in the Middle East.