Shlomo Ben-Ami

Shlomo Ben-Ami

Professor Shlomo Ben-Ami is currently the Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace, of which he is a co-founder, as well as George Mac Govern Professor of International and Public affairs at Columbia University. He was appointed Israel’s Foreign Minister in 2000, and Minister of Public Security in 1999. He was a board member of International Crisis Group and an advisor to Colombia's government in peace deal with the guerrilla. He also was Israel’sfirst Ambassador to Spain and was a member of Israel’s delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference. He participated with Prime Minister Barak in the Camp David Summit and led the Israeli negotiating team in all the different phases of the negotiations with the Palestinians, including at Taba. In 1996, he was elected to the Knesset, where he served as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Professor Ben-Ami taught in the history department of Tel Aviv University, was a visiting fellow at Oxford University, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington. He is the author of many books including Scars of War, Wounds of Peace. Throughout 2009, he served in the Advisory Board of The International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

Selected Articles

February 10, 2017 - Illiberal Israel - The Strategist at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute
November 21, 2016 - Donald Trump’s Choices in the Middle East - Project Syndicate
July 6, 2016 - How Israel Is Losing America - Shlomo Ben Ami - Project Syndicate
July 17, 2015 - Israel & Palestine: what role for the US now? - Shlomo Ben Ami - The Elders
September 1, 2014 - Why Israel? - Shlomo Ben Ami - Project Syndicate
September 3, 2013 - The Price of Peace - Shlomo Ben Ami - Project Syndicate
August 4, 2010 - The Phantom Middle East Peace Process - Shlomo Ben Ami - Project Syndicate
July 21, 2015 - The Horseman of the Jewish Apocalypse

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Advancing a dignified Israeli-Palestinian peace, an end to occupation and mutual security for both peoples. Presenting policymakers in the United States, MENA and the broader international community with analysis and policy options to promote de-escalation and prevent and resolve conflicts in the region. Guided by an eminent international board and senior advisors.