The ICIP successfully completes the international seminar on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

On 2 December, the ICIP ended its private international seminar and a second series of public lectures "Palestine-Israel: seeking answers to the conflict". On this occasion, the Institute brought together various opinions from the different contexts in order to analyse the conflict. Among the guests were the ex-Israeli foreign minister, Shlomo Ben-Ami, John Ging, the director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, among other well-known figures, including politicians, academics, activists, negotiators and humanitarian workers from both Israel and Palestine.

The participants discussed the obstacles to peace based on the areas covered in the camp David negotiations, analysed the humanitarian situation in Gaza and examined the outlook for the future. The conclusions of the dialogue highlighted a series of strategies and opportunities for transforming the conflict. Among these were the importance of international law, of constructing a coherent working framework and of understanding the different psychologies of Palestinians and Israelis, the role that can be played by new actors – the younger generations and members of the two diasporas - and the potential of regional approaches in dealing with the conflict.