This month (September 2011), the Palestinian Authority will seek UN recognition of Palestinian statehood. To better understand the consequences of this, BICOM is speaking to a wide range of analysts and commentators from the region. In our latest podcast, IDF Brig.-Gen. (Rt.) and senior visiting fellow at BICOM, Michael Herzog breaks down the likely routes the Palestinians could take next week and the implications of the UN move for the peace process and stability in the West Bank.
Michael Herzog has participated in most of Israel’s negotiations with the Palestinians, Jordanians and Syrians, whilst serving in senior positions in Israel’s Ministry of Defence. He participated in the Wye Plantation summit, the Camp David summit, the Taba negotiations, the Annapolis summit and subsequent negotiations. From June 2009 to March 2010, he served as special emissary for Israel’s prime minister and minister of defence in the efforts to re-launch the peace process. As well as being a senior visiting fellow at BICOM, he is an international fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.