Ramez F. Sousou

Ramez Sousou is Founder and co-CEO of TowerBrook Capital Partners. TowerBrook is an international investment firm operating in Europe and the United States.

Mr Sousou was previously co-Head of Soros Private Equity and was a member of the Management Committee of Soros Fund Management. Prior to that, he was a senior member of the Principal Investments group of Goldman Sachs.

He is a Trustee of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and the American School in London. He is also a Trustee and the founding Chairman of the Private Equity Foundation, the leading European venture philanthropy organisation. Mr Sousou is Chairman of Alpha Partners and sits on the International Board of the U.S./Middle East Project.

Mr Sousou is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.



General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Israel Provoked This War

There seems to be near-universal agreement in the United States with President Barack Obama’s observation that Israel, like every other country, has the right and obligation to defend its citizens from threats directed at them from beyond its borders.

But this anodyne statement does not begin to address the political and moral issues raised by Israel’s bombings and land invasion of Gaza: who violated the cease-fire agreement that was in place since November 2012 and whether Israel’s civilian population could have been protected by nonviolent means that would not have placed Gaza’s civilian population at risk. As of this writing, the number killed by the Israel Defense Forces has surpassed 600, the overwhelming majority of whom are noncombatants.

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