The devastation wrought in Israel-Palestine since October 7 - the horrific Hamas terror attacks on Israelis, an ongoing brutal war that has taken tens of thousands of civilian lives in Gaza, the fear, uncertainty, and hopelessness across both societies - it is near-impossible to imagine a peaceful day-after.
But there will be a day-after, and it must include a plan to ensure an equitable and just future. Not just deterring Hamas, but also creating a long-term, stable, and just plan, allowing for sovereignty and self-determination for Palestinians and Jews, with an independent Palestinian state alongside a Jewish one.
To speak further to what this future could look like, what the current obstacles are, and how we can actively work toward creating such a future, Please join us on Sunday, December 10 at 1pm EST/10am PST in conversation with Palestinian political analyst, Khalil Sayegh.
ABOUT KHALIL SAYEGH:
Khalil is a seasoned political analyst focusing on the intricate dynamics of the Middle East and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Born and raised in Gaza, Palestine and having lived in Ramallah and Bethlehem before moving to Washington, D.C., Khalil has used his unique lived experience to foster positive change in the region and advocate for a just and peaceful Middle East.
Khalil was a peace activist working with different organizations to foster a grassroots movement of understanding, nonviolence, and transformation among Israelis and Palestinians living in Ramallah. Believing that the voices of the people shape the destiny of nations, Khalil also co-founded the Agora initiative with Israeli academic Elezar Wisse. This innovative new organization seeks to advocate constitutional democracy in the Middle East.
Khalil holds a Master’s degree in comparative politics from American University in Washington, D.C., where his research focused on democratization in the Middle East. He is pursuing an additional Master’s degree in human rights at the Catholic University of America.
A true catalyst for change, Khalil’s educational, professional, and lived experience has provided him the unique ability to bridge divides, facilitate understanding, and work tirelessly in pursuit of a better, more equitable future in Israel-Palestine and the broader Middle East.
December 10, 2023 at 1:00pm - 2pm