United Nations Forum
“The Question of Palestine: Threats of Annexation and the Prospects for Peace”

June 4, 2020

The UN Palestinian Rights Committee will hold the United Nations Forum on “The Question of Palestine: Threats of Annexation and the Prospects for Peace” on 4 June 2020 from 10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. (New York Time), via WebEx. The event will  be livestreamed on UN Web TV

Three prominent speakers – Ms. Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the PLO Executive Committee and former member of the Palestinian team in the Middle East Peace Process; Mr. Yossi Beilin, Former Israeli Cabinet Minister and participant in the 1993 Oslo Accord negotiations; Mr. James Zogby, Founder and President of the Arab American Institute – will outline prevailing challenges and formulate recommendations to overcome the current political impasse for salvaging peace prospects. Through raising awareness among international audiences – Member States, civil society and media – about the imminent threat posed by Israel’s annexation plans, the Forum is expected to help raise awareness of these illegal plans and their dangerous repercussions if implemented, to mobilize these audiences to prevent Israeli annexation of areas in the occupied West Bank, and to identify possible options for a way forward.

Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag #Rights4Palestine on their social media and to tag the Committee’s social media pages using @UNISPAL

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