Dan Arbell, Brookings Scholar & Former Israeli Diplomat, Dr. Ziad Asali, President & Founder, American Task Force for Palestine and Michael Singh, Former WH Official & Managing Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy joined The Israel Project on days after Israeli voters went to the polls in what was widely described as a decisive moment for the future of Israel, and even, according to some analysts, prospects for Middle East peace.
From relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and between the PA and Hamas, to the changes sweeping the region and implications for American policy, now that the elections in Israel are over, the distinguished panel of experts described what comes next.
About The Speaker
Dan Arbell is a guest scholar at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, and a scholar-in-residence at the Department of History and the School of International Service (SIS) at American University. A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service, Arbell was deputy chief of mission at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C. from 2009-2012, and served as chief of staff to Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich the 1990’s. He was also a member of Israel’s negotiating team with Syria, deputy chief of mission at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.
Ziad J. Asali, M.D., is the President and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine. He served as the President of the Arab-American University Graduates (AAUG) from 1993-1995, and was Chairman of the American Committee on Jerusalem (ACJ), which he co-founded, from 1995-2003.
Michael Singh is managing director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council. At the White House, Mr. Singh was responsible for devising and implementing strategies on a wide range of Middle East issues, including efforts to prevent Iran's acquisition of nuclear weapons capability, the Arab-Israeli peace process, and promoting human rights in the region. He served in the NSC for three years, as senior director for Middle East affairs and as director for Iran and for Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and North Africa.