Join us on May 19, 2014, for a Stimulating Side Event At the United Nations Headquarters in New York 760 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 Room Number 6 – First Floor.

09:45 – 10:15 Security check and Gathering

10:15 – 10:45 Welcome Greetings

  • Irit Kohn, Adv. President, The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IAJLJ)
  • Hon. Ron Prosor Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations

10:45 – 12:15 First Panel – The History of UNRWA and the Definition of Refugee

Introduction of Speakers: Alyza D. Lewin, Esq. President, The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (AAJLJ)

Prof. Alexander H. Joffe, Archaeologist and Middle East historian, is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum. Joffe, has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, and is co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

Prof. Asaf Romirowsky, Middle East historian, Executive Director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). Romirowsky has published widely on various aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict and American foreign policy in the Middle East, as well as on Israeli and Zionist history and is the co-author of Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).

12:15 – 12:45 Lunch break

12:45 – 13:30 UNRWA: Still UN-fixed

  • James M. Lindsay served with UNRWA as a lawyer and general counsel from 2000 to 2007, overseeing all UNRWA legal activities. He has also served with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Multinational Force and Observers.

13:30 – 14:15 International Perspective on UNRWA

  • “Disentangling the Political From the Humanitarian: Western Policies on UNRWA and the Quest For Peace.” Dr. Einat Wilf, Senior Fellow, the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, Israel; Adjunt Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

14:15 – 14:30 Coffee break

14:30 – 16:00 Second Panel – Overview of US legislative efforts and suggestions forpractical steps that can be taken to accomplish reform

[U.S. Congressional Representative – TBA]

“UNRWA’s Role in Perpetuating Refugee Status”
Steven J. Rosen, Director of the Washington Project of the Middle East Forum, former senior official of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)

16:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks

Alyza D. Lewin, Esq. President, The American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists; Partner, Lewin & Lewin, LLP

Please Note
Space is Limited

Kindly register by May 13, 2014, to info@jewishlawyers.org or call (202) 775-0991
There is no charge to attend.
For security reasons, advanced registration is required.
A valid photo ID is required to enter the building.
Dietary Laws Observed

1 COMMENT

  1. Looking forward to the report from this event by David Bedein.
    The World Needs To Know, but it won’t through main-stream media.

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