Thursday 29 January 2009 19.30 – 21.00

In November 2007, after years of violence, Israel and Palestine agreed on the resumption of peace negotiations. However, and in spite of the recent change of government in Israel, the conclusion of a peace agreement seems to have been postponed indefinitely.

1. Is there a solution for the Middle East?
2. What influence do Europe and the US have?
3. To what extent do external threats create political unity within Israel?
4. How does the religious conviction of the "promised land" affect political conflict?

* Abdul M. Al Jaber
Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paltel Group, Palestinian Territories
* Ali Babacan
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey
* Ulrike Wohlrab
Pastor Jerusalem, Israel
* David Rosen
Chief Rabbi, International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Relations, USA/Israel

Susanne Wille, Swiss Television