What: A panel on U.S. policy in the Middle
East and the Arab-Israel conflict.
Rick Richman, Mordechai Kedar and Elan Journo
by Larry Greenfield
Where: Oslo @ Twenty
Consequences of the Peace Process – An International Conference
The Olympic Collection
1130 Olympic BLVD.
West Los Angeles, CA 90064
When: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 10am
General Admission: $60
Includes full lunch, refreshments, conference source
book and all materials.
Registration and tickets
Parking: $10 by valet
About: A day-long conference sponsored by the American Freedom Alliance and
Speaking for Democracy. The organizers' description of the event:
The Oslo Peace Accords, signed on the White House
lawn on September 13, 1993, are now 20 years old. Between 1993 and the present
day, the region has absorbed so much trauma, violence and terror that the
belief among those who predicted that an ultimate peace between Arabs and
Israelis was close at hand has been proved illusory at best and delusional at
worst. But whatever one's view of the Accords and the peace process it spawned,
there remain important questions deserving answers: What were the geopolitical
conditions which gave rise to the Accords? Did the Accords have any positive
impact upon the region and who ultimately benefited? More important than any
other question, however, is what lessons, if any, can the West draw from the
Accords and their aftermath?
Richman is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU Law
School. He edits "Jewish Current Issues" and is one of the bloggers
at COMMENTARY Magazine's group blog, "Contentions." His articles have
appeared in American Thinker, COMMENTARY Magazine, The Jewish Press, The New
York Sun, and Pajamas Media, among other publications and websites
Kedar is an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a
lecturer at Bar-Ilan University. He holds the Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University.
Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli Arab population. He served for
twenty-five years in IDF Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic
groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass
media, and the Syrian domestic arena. The Los Angeles Times' Edmund Sanders
described him as "one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on
Arabic satellite channels defending Israel".
Journo is fellow and director of policy research at the
Ayn Rand Institute. His book, Winning the Unwinnable War: America's
Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism, analyzes post-9/11
U.S. foreign policy from the perspective of Rand’s
philosophy. His work has appeared in Foreign Policy, the Journal
of International Security Affairs, and the Whitehead Journal of
Diplomacy and International Relations, and in popular media outlets.
Moderator: Larry Greenfield is senior fellow of the American Freedom
Alliance, and fellow in American studies at the Claremont Institute. He is also
the founding executive director of the Reagan Legacy Foundation, and a noted
lecturer on American politics and foreign policy. He served in the Armed Forces
of the United States in Naval Intelligence and earned his BA in political
science at UC Berkeley and his Law Degree at the Georgetown University Law
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