Monday, September 10, 2007

Invitation: CMEP conference call with Philip Wilcox

Announcement: Churches for Middle East Peace Network Conference Call with Amb. (ret.) Philip C. Wilcox, Jr. -

A Diplomat's Guide to the November 2007 Peace Summit
Wednesday, September 26, 1:00 pm Eastern time

12:00 pm Central time
11:00 am Mountain time
10:00 am Pacific time

Please join Corinne Whitlatch on Sept. 26th in a discussion with Philip Wilcox, President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace and a member of the Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) Leadership Council. They will discuss the November Israeli-Arab peace summit, announced by President Bush on July 16th [ ] and prospects for progress toward a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Amb. Wilcox will provide an analysis of the political and diplomatic challenges facing conference participants and will outline realistic expectations.

About CMEP Network conference calls: Churches for Middle East Peace is pleased to offer the first in a new series of occasional conference calls that will feature prominent policy analysts and issue experts from the CMEP/church community and others who stand with CMEP in support of Middle East peace. The conference call speakers will offer their perspectives and provide timely, informational updates on key developments in Washington and the region.

How to join the call: Dial 1-785-686-2400 and then enter the access code 693031. You are responsible for domestic long distance charges associated with this call. The call will last approximately one hour, beginning promptly at 1pm (ET).

Questions: The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session open to all participants. Questions should be submitted by email before or during the call to

Background reading:
The Israeli-Palestinian Impasse, the Hamas Problem, and the Need for a New American Policy - - radio interview with Ambassador Philip Wilcox, FMEP President, by Roger Kahn on "Outside-In", for KBUT, Crested Butte, Colo., August 27, 2007.Internal complications - - Ghassan Khatib, Bitterlemons, Edition 31, August 20, 2007.The Consequences of Failure - - Yossi Alpher, Bitterlemons, Edition 31, August 20, 2007Pres. Bush's Speech on Palestinian State & Peace Conference - - CMEP July 17th Email Alert

Speaker: Ambassador (ret.) Philip C. Wilcox, Jr. is President of the Foundation for Middle East Peace - - a Washington D.C.-based foundation devoted to fostering peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Wilcox retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 1997. His last overseas assignment was as Chief of Mission and U.S. Consul General in Jerusalem. In the Department of State, Wilcox's assignments included Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Middle Eastern Affairs, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, and Ambassador at Large and Coordinator for Counter Terrorism. In 2002, Wilcox received a Distinguished Service Award from Americans for Peace Now, and in 2004 he received the Lewis B. Sohn Human Rights Award from the U.N.Association- National Capital Area. Wilcox is a board member of the Middle East Institute and Americans for Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) and a member of CMEP's Leadership Council.


Formed in 1984, Churches for Middle East Peace is a Washington-based program of the Alliance of Baptists, American Friends Service Committee, Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Armenian Orthodox Church, Catholic Conference of Major Superiors of Men's Institutes, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Church of the Brethren, Church World Service, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Franciscan Friars OFM (English Speaking Conference, JPIC Council), Friends Committee on National Legislation, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Maryknoll Missioners, Mennonite Central Committee, Moravian Church in America, National Council of Churches, Presbyterian Church (USA), Reformed Church in America, Unitarian Universalist Association, United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church (GBCS & GBGM).


phone: 202-543-1222

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