ROPES’s webinar series provides a chance for its alumni, supporters, and allies to hear from a variety of Israeli, Palestinian, Arab, and international voices who have shaped, are shaping, and will shape the course of Arab-Israeli relations. Past speakers have included former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, veteran U.S. Middle East envoys Dennis Ross and Dan Shapiro, Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki, and both the Emirati and Bahraini ambassadors to the United States (Yousef Al Otaiba and Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashed Al Khalifa). Timely expert panels have also covered topics from the 2021 Gaza conflict, President Biden’s Middle East visit, and the 2022 Israeli elections.
In addition, ROPES arranged an unprecedented interview in 2019 on Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya with former Israeli intelligence chief and ROPES Advisory Board member Amos Yadlin, seen by 40 million viewers across the Arab world. Our goal is to bring out the moderate voices of the region and to facilitate closer ties between the journalists in MENA countries.