Talking Peace: A webinar with Neil Lazarus and a Palestinian from the West Bank

May 2, 2024 Free
May 2-24 Talking Peace AIC-CAEF

This webinar is hosted by Neil Lazarus, an Israeli commentator and educator, and “Ali“, a Palestinian from the West Bank (name changed for his safety) who opposes Hamas. Both will discuss their thoughts about the genocidal terrorist group Hamas, Israel-Palestinian relations post-October 7th, and why BDS is detrimental to Palestinian interests.

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Ali – 29 years old, culturally Muslim, and was born and grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp in Bethlehem, West Bank. He was educated in a UNRWA school. He has a BA in the Applied English Language and is currently working on his Masters in International Cooperation and Development.

Ali criticizes the PA’s deeply-rooted corruption and its consequences on the conflict since the Oslo Accords.

Ali aspires to bridge the gap between Palestinians and Israelis believing in the importance of social interaction to reach a mutual understanding and recognition between both sides. Ali is currently running one of the few after-school programs in his camp.

Neil Lazarus is a commentator and educator in the fields of Middle East politics, public diplomacy, and effective communication training.

He has emerged as one of Israel’s leading informal educators. His presentations are motivating, informative, and challenging.

Born in Britain (1967) he emigrated to Israel in 1988 after earning a BA (HONS) in Politics and Russian Studies from the University of Wales. He earned a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Hebrew University in 1991.

He has addressed Christian, Muslim and Jewish groups including lawyers, diplomats, community professionals and journalists.

Neil Lazarus has also instructed and empowered many diplomats, spokespeople, and community leaders to explain the complexity of the region themselves in the media and to foreign audiences. His client list is extensive and has included; Birthright, The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Israeli Ministry of Tourism, Jewish Federations, JCRCs, Sky TV, Russian English TV, Keshet Television, Yad Vashem, Hillel, Hadassah, The Jewish Agency of Israel, The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, and many more.

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