Seminar for Palestinian Opinion shapers and policy makers in the Northern Valleys

On March 31st, the Palestinian Peace Coalition-Geneva Initiative held a seminar for a group of 36 senior political activists from the area of Aqaba – Northern Valleys. 

The seminar featured  Dr. Abdulmajeed Swelem, professor of political Science and a political analyst, and Mr. Mohamad Amer, secretary general of Fatah in Tubas area. The seminar focused on the latest political developments in the region, focusing primarily on Palestine and Israel. It also shed light on the repercussions of U.S. President’s recent Jerusalem Declaration, and its impact on the parties’ willingness to engage in a serious peace process. 
 
Presentations on these issues were followed by a facilitated discussion among the participants. The issue of borders and the status of the valleys under a negotiated peace agreement was at the center of the debate, as local residents are particularly interested in these two files.