Giuliano Amato

Professor Amato was a Full Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Rome from 1975 to 1997. He is currently a part-time professor at the EUI in Florence and gives yearly seminars at the Law School at the Columbia University, New York. He is a former member of the Chamber of Deputies and former Minister of Interior in the Government of Italy; Professor Amato has been the prime minister of Italy on two occasions, Treasury Minister and Vice-President of the Convention on the Future of Europe.

From 1994 to 1997, he headed the Italian Antitrust Authority. He has written books and articles on the economy and public institutions, antitrust, personal liberties, federalism and comparative government. In 2002, he was elected Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

General Brent Scowcroft, Eric Melby and Henry Siegman

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Will Greater Israel Transform into Greater Palestine?

The future for Israelis and Palestinians has never been bleaker than it is now, in the wake of the savage assault by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers in a Jerusalem synagogue.

The trauma of the event falls most heavily on Israelis, for Palestinians in the West Bank have lived for some time now in despair of their future and the future of their children, seeing no end to Israel’s occupation. In contrast, many Israelis have believed that denying millions of Palestinians in the West Bank their right to self-determination and statehood is a “sustainable” state of affairs. This illusion has been shattered by the assault on the Jerusalem synagogue. Israelis are now experiencing some of the insecurity and hopelessness so deeply felt by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, and also by Israel’s Arabs, particularly the ones in East Jerusalem.

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