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Sunday, June 9 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The conduit to freedom – the story of the secret back channel negotiations between Israel and Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit

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The story of almost five and half years in which Gershon Baskin communicated with Hamas leaders in an attempt to bring Gilad Shalit home from captivity in Gaza. Those contacts eventually led to secret direct back-channel negotiations authorised by the Government of Israel and the Hamas leaders which led to the breakthrough that resulted in the prisoner exchange and Gilad’s return to freedom and home.


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Gershon Baskin

Gershon Baskin was the initiator and the person responsible for the secret back-channel between Israel and Hamas negotiating the release of Israeli abducted soldier Gilad Shalit. Gershon is the founder and co-chairman of the Israel/Palestine Centre for Research and Information (IPCRI), a joint Israeli - Palestinian public-policy think and “do”-tank located in Jerusalem. He served as an advisor on the Israeli - Palestinian peace... Read More →


Sunday June 9, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Scientia Building Ritchie Theatre

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