Doha, February 18- The Brookings Doha Center (BDC) will host a special public policy discussion with key Palestinian thought leaders on ‘The Future of the Palestinian National Project’.
The discussion, to be held February 20, will assess national efforts to end the Israeli occupation and achieve political reconciliation between opposing factions, BDC said Sunday.
Palestinian National Initiative Secretary General Mustafa Barghouthi; Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings Fellow Khaled Elgindy; Fatah s Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary General Sabri Saidam and House of Wisdom Secretary General Ahmed Yousef are the panelists for the discussion to be moderated by BDC Director Salman Shaikh.
Key national challenges will be addressed against the backdrop of regional and international developments, such as the ongoing Arab Awakening, the recent Israeli elections, and the inauguration of US President Barack Obama’s second term.
The past year has seen Hamas move away from Damascus, while recent events, including the November clashes between Israel and Gaza, have led to a collective effort to end the organization’s political isolation, BDC said.
The policy discussion will thus look at local dynamics in light of a shifting pattern of regional support. It will also examine the issues faced by the Palestinian Authority in building national consensus and driving the Palestinian national project forward, BDC added.
The policy discussion will be held this Wednesday at 6pm at BDC in West Bay Doha.
Source - Qatar Chronicle.
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