In conversation with Ehud Olmert: Peace, War and the Future - New Israel Fund Australia

In conversation with Ehud Olmert: Peace, War and the Future

Wed 18 May 2022 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm

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Join our special discussion with Ehud Olmert, Israel’s 12th prime minister, about his new book “Searching for Peace”.

Written during his 16 month incarceration for corruption, the book charts his journey from young Knesset member for the Likud party, to mayor of Jerusalem and finally to prime minister, and his thoughts on the future of relations between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Ehud Olmert

While in government Olmert supported Ariel Sharon’s disengagement from Gaza and breakaway to the new Kadima party, led Israel’s 2008-09 military campaign in Gaza, and was the last Israeli leader to support the establishment of a Palestinian state and conduct serious negotiations to achieve one.

He announced his resignation as prime minister in 2008 under a corruption cloud and was subsequently convicted for offences related to his time as mayor of Jerusalem and Israel’s trade minister.

The conversation will reflect on his political and personal journey, the ongoing cycle of violence in Gaza and his personal legacy as a prime minister and thoughts on the future for Israel and Palestine.