Panel on the Current Crisis in Israel and the Palestine Authority

Gary Sick, moderator; Naomi Weinberger, Seth Weissman, and Samir Awad.
Director of UN Studies, Professor Weinberger, DIPA Economist Professor Weissman, and Political Science Ph.D. candidate Awad discussed the Aqsa Intifada in Israel and the Palestine National Authority wondering whether the Oslo peace agreement was dead, whether it could or even should be revived. The three panelists generally agreed that a short-term goal was an end to the violence and a long-term goal was the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Palestinian territories, as well as the establishment of an autonomous Palestinian state.