GI Meets with Churches for Middle East Peace Board

On Wednesday, January 5, Brig. Gen. (Res.) Ilan Paz and Brig. Gen. (Res.) Shlomo Brom briefed board members of Churches for Middle East Peace on the peace process at the Geneva Initiative's offices in Tel Aviv.

 

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Shlomo Brom, member of the Council for Peace and Security and former Deputy Commander of the IDF Strategic Planning Division, briefed the the group on the current political situation and the prospects for reaching a negotiated solution.

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Ilan Paz, former head of the IDF Civil Administration and former brigade commander in the West Bank, discussed security issues, including the current state of cooperation between the IDF and Palestinian security forces. "Security and military cooperation is the best it has ever been," he said, "better even than in the Oslo days."

Board members of Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) at the briefing.

Both generals took lively questions from the group concerning a multinational presence in the Jordan Valley, the prospects for unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, and the role of the U.S. administration in bringing about a negotiatt

Michal Radoshitsky, Director of Foreign Relations at the Geneva Initiative, discussed the model framework agreement offered by the Geneva Accords and answered questions from the group about GI's educational work. Participants took home summaries of the Annexes to the Geneva Accords, the latest polling by the Geneva Initiative, and maps illustrating potential border solutions.

 

The CMEP delegation poses for a photo with the speakers.