Hamas remains in control of the Gaza Strip, armed and opposed to the existence of the State of Israel. What is the best way to counter the threat posed by Hamas? Is reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah a prerequisite to peace, or would it make peace more difficult to achieve? Can Hamas be neutralized by undermining its popular support among Palestinians or splitting its moderate elements from its militants?
Marwan Bishara, Senior Political Analyst at Al Jazeera
Ron Pundak, Director General, The Peres Center for Peace
H.E. Jean-Daniel Ruch, Special Representative for the Middle East, Swiss Confederation
Moderator: Robert Malley, Director, Middle East and North Africa Program, International Crisis Group
Chair: Stephen McInerney, Executive Director, Project on Middle East Democracy