The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Peace after Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’

Discussion of the US 'peace' plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and EU's position and role in the peace process.


Tobias Tunkel, Head of Division 310 Near East, German Federal Foreign Office

Hugh Lovatt, Policy Fellow, ECFR

Chaired by

Almut Möller, Head of Berlin Office & Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

The Future of Israeli-Palestinian Peace: Is there life after Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’? 

June 13, 8:30 – 9:30 at the ECFR Berlin Office – Entrance: Rosmarinstraße 1, 10117 Berlin 

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) is delighted to invite you to a private roundtable to discuss what impact the US ‘peace’ plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will have on peacemaking efforts. We will be joined by Tobias Tunkel, head of the Near East division at the German Federal Foreign Office and ECFR Policy Fellow Hugh Lovatt. 

Despite all the fanfare and expectations, President Donald Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ remains a distant prospect. Yet the US administration is already reshaping political realities on the ground and in the international arena. At the same time, it is trying to kick start a new track to improve the Palestinian economy. But while the ultimate end goal of such efforts has not yet been defined, American actions appear at odds with a two-state solution. Meanwhile, political developments in Israel and Palestine are further complicating the prospects for meaningful negotiations, even as both sides are moving away from the current two-state process. Against such a bleak backdrop, what comes next? Can European policy respond to current dynamics? Has the EU become a bystander watching from the sidelines, or can it play a more political role to advance peace? 

If you want to attend, please send an e-mail to [email protected] by June 12, 2019

The debate will be run under the Chatham House Rule and held in English.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.