(Summary compiled by Rob Lattin and Ron Skolnik)
On Thursday July 10th, Meretz USA hosted Meretz party Member of Knesset Avshalom (“Abu”) Vilan at Beit Shalom in New York City. The briefing was also attended via conference call by participants from across North America. Over the past years, MK Vilan has been a keystone for bringing first-hand, up-to-date information about the internal and external current affairs of Israel and its government.
MK Vilan’s talk covered a gamut of issues, from the expected prisoner exchange with Hezbollah and efforts to effect a similar deal with Hamas for the release of Gilad Shalit, to peace talks with Syria and the Palestinian Authority, tensions with Iran, possible upcoming elections in Israel and America, and the status of imprisoned Palestinian political figure Marwan Barghouti.
Read the entire summary at the Meretz USA Website.