City Club 12.10.04: After the Death of Yasser Arafat, What’s Next for Israel and Palestine?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 12/09/2004 - 19:40.
12/10/2004 - 07:00

After the Death of Yasser Arafat, What’s
Next for
Israel and Palestine?

Ambassador Ross discusses Middle East peace at The
City Club
of Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, OH—Ambassador Dennis Ross, counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow
at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, will discuss his book “The
Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace� at noon on Friday, December 10, 2004, at The City Club of

For more than 12 years, Ambassador Ross played a leading
role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process and in dealing
directly with the parties in negotiations. A highly skilled diplomat, Ross was
this country’s point man on the peace process in both the George H.W. Bush and
Bill Clinton administrations. In addition to assisting the Israelis and
Palestinians in reaching the 1995 Interim Agreement, Ross successfully brokered
the Hebron Accord in 1997, facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty and
worked intensively to bring Israel and Syria together.

Ross served as director of the State Department’s Policy
Planning office in George H.W. Bush’s administration, where he played a
prominent role in developing U.S. policy toward the former Soviet Union, the unification of Germany and its integration into NATO, arms
control negotiations, and the development of the 1991 Gulf War coalition. He
was awarded the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Federal Civilian Service
by President Clinton.

“We are very excited by Ambassador Ross’ timely visit to The
City Club,� says James Foster, executive director of The City Club of
Cleveland. “We know Cleveland will want to hear his interpretation
of the affect Arafat’s death will have on that region.�

Tickets for this City Club Friday Forum are $15 for members
and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. They can be purchased by calling
The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at

Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free
exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free
speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and
discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens
by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a
collegial setting.


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Norm, thanks for putting this

Norm, thanks for putting this important even on our oscilliscope screen.