Ahead of a very busy week at the United Nations, President Barack Obama met yesterday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. President Obama said, “My message to these two leaders is clear. Despite all the obstacles, despite all the history, despite all the mistrust, we have to find a way forward.” To read more about the President’s meeting, check out this article from the The New York Times.
Offering San Francisco the opportunity to join in this discussion first-hand, the World Affairs Council will be hosting leaders from both Israel and Palestine next month. Join us on October 22 to hear former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and on October 27 for a program with Maen Areikat, the Chief PLO Representative to the United States.