Iran and Israel - An Irreversible Enmity?:
Implications for the United States, the Region, and the Security Council with Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and author of Treacherous Alliance - The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States, and discussants Khaled Dawoud, New York correspondent for Al-Jazeera, and Daniel Levy, director of the Prospects for Peace Initiative.
Khaled Dawoud is a Correspondent for Al-Jazeera Arabic in New York.
From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Dawoud was the Bureau Chief of Egypt's daily Al-Ahram's office in Washington, DC.
Jeffrey Laurenti is a Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign Policy Programs at The Century Foundation. He was Executive Director of Policy Studies at the United Nations Association of the United States until 2003 and currently serves on the Association's Board of Directors, and was deputy director of the United Nations Foundation's U.N. and global security initiative in support of Kofi Annan's high‐level panel on threats, challenges, and change.
Mr. Laurenti was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives and earlier served as executive director of the New Jersey Senate. He earned his AB at Harvard College and an MPA from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Daniel Levy is a senior fellow and director of the Prospects for Peace Initiative at The Century Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. He was the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative and prior to joining The Century Foundation was directing policy planning and international efforts at the Geneva Campaign Headquarters in Tel Aviv.
In 2003, he worked as an analyst for the International Crisis Group Middle East Program. During the Barak Government, he worked in the Prime Minister's Office as special adviser and head of the Jerusalem Affairs unit under Minister Haim Ramon. From March 2000 to March 2001, he worked as senior policy adviser to former Israeli Minister of Justice, Yossi Beilin, where he was responsible for coordinating policy on various issues including peace negotiations, civil and human rights, and the Palestinian minority in Israel. He was a member of the official Israeli delegation to the Taba negotiations with the Palestinians in January 2001, and previously served on the negotiating team to the "Oslo B" Agreement from May to September 1995, under Prime Minister Rabin.
He received a Bachelors and Masters with Honors from King's College, Cambridge; he was awarded prizes in Social and Political Science and was Scholar of the College. He has published extensively in a broad range of publications including Ha'aretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Boston Globe, United Press International, The American Prospect, The International Herald Tribune, TPMCafe.com, and The Evening Standard.
Trita Parsi is president of the National Iranian American Council and author of Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States.
President of the National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi argues that the relationship between Iran and Israel turned sour in 1991 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the defeat of Iraq in the Gulf war left both states unchecked, not in 1979 when the Shah regime was replaced.
Daniel Levy, President of Prospects for Peace, explains that Israel’s main strategies for peace have been unsuccessful and achieving peace in the Middle East will require a comprehensive agreement between the entire region - including Iran.