Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli Intellectual, Author and former Member of the Knesset
Dr. Charles Asher Small, Executive Director, ISGAP; Research Scholar, St. Antony’s College, Oxford
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM Los Angeles Time, 11:00 AM New York Time, 4:00 PM London Time, 6:00 PM Israel Time
Mr. Adi Schwartz is an Israeli author and academic. Dr. Einat Wilf is a former Israeli politician who served as a Member of the Knesset for both the Labor and Independence Parties. Both are liberal Israelis who support a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians. But in their Israeli bestseller – now published in English for the first time – THE WAR OF RETURN: How Western Indulgence of the Palestinian Dream Has Obstructed the Path to Peace, Schwartz and Wilf layout that it is this Palestinian demand to “return” that has played a key role in preventing successful diplomacy in the region and that peace in the region could only be accomplished once the international community takes a firm stand against this demand.