What Happens Now?
Israel And The Palestinians
After Gaza, Sharon, And Hamas
With Gidon Levy, Christopher Hitchens, Elias Khouri and Tony Judt
Thursday, March 9, 2006
The event, held at New York University, was attended by 400 people.
After a tumultuous year on both sides of the conflict,
Israelis and Palestinians face extraordinarily difficult choices,
challenges, and questions. Scholars and journalists are torn between
cautious optimism and bitter pessimism. What does the future hold for
Israel/Palestine? Will the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza help bring peace?
Has Sharon's illness created a new political reality? Does Hamas' victory signal the end of the
peace process? And how are these events analyzed in the United States and elsewhere?
The Israel Forum and the Remarque Institute hosted Gidon Levy,
editorialist and commentator for Ha'aretz; Christopher Hitchens, independent author
and journalist; and Elias Khouri, Global Distinguished Professor of Middle Eastern
Studies at New York University. The discussion was presented by Tony Judt,
director of the Remarque Institute and Erich Maria Remarque Professor of European
Studies at New York University.