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The Way Forward for Cooperation in the West Bank
November 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Presented by Temple Emanuel’s Israel Action Committee
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Meeting ID: 937 8816 3558
Part 1 of a Three-Part Zoom Seminar Series
Speaker: Oded Revivi, Mayor of Efrat
This seminar reviews the success and failure of cooperative arrangements between Efrat and its Palestinians neighbors. Oded Revivi explores how lessons from this experience may apply to settlements across the West Bank.
Oded Revivi is currently serving his third term as Mayor of Efrat. He is a staunch advocate of co-existence and fostering improved relationships with Efrat’s neighboring Palestinians villages. As mayor of Efrat, the population has grown by over sixty percent. From 2016-2020, Revivi was the Chief Foreign Envoy of the YESHA Council, which represents the 406,000 Israelis residing in Judea and Samaria. In this role, he acted as the official political representative of the Israeli settlement movement to the international community. He received a law degree from East London Law School and M.A. in Social Sciences and Public Policy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the Gvanim fellowship, a program that fosters the advancement of religious pluralism in Israel.
This is the first of three Zoom seminars exploring the future of an Israeli presence in the West Bank. These seminars explore what steps can be taken in the absence of a peace process to shrink the conflict and improve the lives of Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, and the impact of future decisions about its status.