Solutions to bring Peace between the Palestinians & Israelis

  • August 20, 2014 · 7:00 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Topics of Discussion:

-One State or Two State Solution

-Is it important that Israel be recognized as a Jewish state by the Palestinians

-The words "Zionism,"  "Apartheid, " Judea & Samara"  and "The Temple Mount" have been used to define this conflict, what do they mean to you

-As prime minister, what would you be willing to compromise to end this conflict & sign Peace Agreement? What wouldn't you compromise and is considered to be non-negotiable  

-Is Peace possible 

Discussion will concentrate on a solution to the current conflict, not the history

--- Standard Event Details ---

Our group is more focused on learning and hearing different view points than winning a debate. We try to keep the discussion respectful and encourage devil's advocates. It's a chance to talk with and learn from people you would never meet in your existing circles.  Due to the subject matter,  some may have  strong opinions and comments,  but if you have an bias agenda to promote and are not willing to listen to another side of this issue that may be presented, this event is not for you.  The  conversation will moderated to keep things friendly and non-confrontational.   

Late is better than No-show!

No-Show policy: people who RSVP yes and don't show may be banned from future events. "No show" includes canceling the day of. Like almost any meetup group, without this policy, we will get 50% or less of the RSVP in attendance, which makes it very hard to coordinate!

We're an eclectic group that meets to respectfully exchange ideas about controversial topics. 

The rules are pretty simple: be nice, respectful, brief, stay on the topic, do not interrupt or have private conversations when someone is speaking,  and as a courtesy, please turn-off your cell phones.


Join or login to comment.

  • Nikki

    Great to see everyone and hear your thoughts. I learned a good bit. Thanks Ed and Scott for moderating/organizing!

    August 21

  • bruce s.

    The evening was filled with passion and respect for each others opinion. Great group of thoughtful and insightful people. Thanks Ed and looking forward to more controversial topics.

    August 21

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to have missed this. I didn't get the notification until 6:30 this evening that I was added from the wait list.

    August 20

  • Barb H.

    Thanks Ed for leading a great conversation tonight. I learned so much and enjoyed meeting everyone. If only peace in the Middle East could be as easy as our conversation tonight….

    August 20

  • Barb H.

    Great meet up!

    August 20

  • Leroy S.

    There is actually a pretty simple solution...the solution lies within our history. Looking forward to sharing the answer with the group tonight.

    August 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very sorry to change my RSVP last minute, something important came up and I will not be able to attend.

    August 20

  • Scott D.

    We had a bug in the RSVP settings, so a few people on the waiting list were just added. If you can't go, please change your RSVP. Thanks!

    August 20

  • A former member
    A former member

    Due to a large waiting list, if you signed-up for this event & decide that you can notattend it, please go to the RVSP box and change the "YES" to "NO," so someone of the Waiting List can attend

    August 18

    • Susan

      How can there be any peace solution at all, if the Palestinian quest is: Never recognize Israel, Destroy Israel, kill the Jews in Israel, kill all Jews...and then on to destroy the USA. Just my thoughts.

      1 · August 15

    • Mo

      I tend to agree...."Americans­' attention to the conflict and their attitudes about the actions on both sides have remained remarkably unchanged compared with almost two weeks ago, and also compared with results from the period of Israeli-Palestinian violence 12 years ago. This suggests that Americans may have responded to both crises in ways that reflect their basic attitudes toward Israel and the Palestinians rather than the specifics of either conflict."

      August 15

  • Amanda

    This looks like very interesting discussion topic.

    August 6

  • Amanda

    This looks like very interesting discussion topic.

    August 6

  • Steve

    "We have reached a new level of hatred and violence in all of Europe that cannot even be compared to the anti-Semitism seen during previous conflicts in Israel," said Stephan Kramer, director of the European office on anti-Semitism of the American Jewish Committee in Brussels.

    1 · July 26

  • bruce s.

    Hi Stephanie, I'm from Bar Harbor, Massapequa Park

    July 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Bruce...I'm from Merrick

    July 25

  • Scott D.

    Links are OK, but let's save the discussion for the event to avoid too many emails.

    July 24

  • bruce s.

    Stephanie, the current solution is money. Money to build infrastructure,to build decent housing, consistent plumbing,electricity, and abundance of food as well as educational opportunities. Over the many years of existence both sides had and presently have money. One side chose to invest in it's people and build a society to keep changing with the times, but always moving forward for the good of it's people. The other side decided it's money should be kept by a very few,for the benefit of a very few and distribution only to those that passed their loyalty test. No investment in infrastructure,, educational opportunities or the bare essentials for a better life. The solution is money. When people are satisfied with their lives they tend to talk over problems not resort to violence to settle disputes. But more of that at the meet-up.

    July 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    "Discussion will concentrate on a solution to the current conflict, not the history".
    I'm not sure if it is possible to separate the history from the current problem. Isn't the current problem a result of the history? If it wasn't for the history, wouldn't the current solution be easy?

    1 · July 23

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to know the current solution. I don't see a solution. There are 2 nations of wronged people who are continually fighting to be right. That's how I see the situation.

      July 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok, I know this says no historical discussion, but this video is neither a discussion nor a part of the event. It does accurately sum for me how I feel about the situation.
    It's a bit over 3 minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-evIyrrjTTY

    July 23

    • Mo

      always loved this video....sums it up for me as well

      July 23

  • bruce s.

    With fundamental religious, educational, and economic differences between Palestinians and Israelis trying to find a meaningful solution to this ongoing conflict will present a most challenging evening. I can't wait for the dialogue to begin.

    1 · July 23

  • Meliss

    Is this guided discussion based or is there a book to read?

    July 18

    • Scott D.

      moderated discussion, no required reading

      July 19

9 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create a Meetup Group and meet new people

Get started Learn more
Bill

I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.

Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy