WASHINGTON, DC – The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation is excited to announce a new panel for the 17th International Conference, titled: “Western Policy and Palestine.

Over the past year the international community has paid more attention to Palestine after Israel’s assault on Gaza, and it seems mainstream opinion is changing more favorably toward the Palestinian cause. There are a number of indicators for this, such as the Vatican’s recognition of Palestinian statehood, the increasing number of protests in countries throughout the West critical of the occupation, the rising popularity of the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and Western media becoming gradually more inclusive of the Palestinian narrative. The “Western Policy and Palestine” panel will discuss this change in general outlook toward the Palestinian cause and the impact this new perspective will have on Western policy toward Palestine. How might Western leaders change their positions on Palestine in light of popular sentiment? Panel speakers will also consider how Palestinians, both experts and the general population, view this development.

Be sure to join us for this riveting and educational discussion on the future of Palestine. Experts on the panel will include Khalil Jahshan, Executive Director of the Arab Center Washington DC, Inc and Dr. Mazin Qumsieh, Professor & Director of the Cytogenetics Lab at the Palestine Museum of Natural History.  


17th International Conference & Awards Banquet
Reception: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: 7 p.m. -9 p.m.
Conference: Saturday, Oct. 17, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20037

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