The panel was developed within the framework of the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security (http://cumbre.clubmadrid.org) organised by the Club de Madrid. Beginning with the high degree of instability that the Arab-Israeli conflict has caused in the Middle East, panellists discussed the impact of the war against terrorism on this conflict and, in particular, they questioned the possibility that the war against terror could be a catalyst for renewing peace prospects in the Middle East.
Panellists discussed the impact of the war against terrorism on this conflict.
The debate was chaired by Vice-president of CITpax and former Israeli Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shlomo Ben-Ami. Those taking part included the Head of the Palestinian Negotiation Department, Sa’eb Erakat, the Head of the Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Efraim Halevy, President of the International Peace Academy and Special Envoy for the implementation of Security Council resolution 1559, Terje Rød-Larsen, Head of the Al Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies and board member of the Al Ahram Foundation in El Cairo, Abdel Monem Said Aly and the Director of the Middle East Programme for the International Crisis Group (ICG), USA, Rob Malley.