Occupied Thoughts: Failures of American Peacemaking w/ Peter Beinart & Khaled Elgindy


In this edition of FMEP’s podcast series “Occupied Thoughts,” Peter Beinart is joined by Khaled Elgindy to discuss the latter’s book (due out in April 2019), “Blindspot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump.” In discussion, Beinart and Elgindy discuss how American agency in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations – particularly the unwillingness of U.S. presidents to deal with the power imbalance between the two parties – complicated, and perhaps doomed, their fate.

Khaled Elgindy is a nonresident fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and a founding board member of the Egyptian American Rule of Law Association. He previously served as an advisor 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 held throughout 2008. 


Listen to past episodes of “Occupied Thoughts” here: https://soundcloud.com/fmep_pod