Interviewed in 2004
Israeli Jewish Born in 1956 Lives in Jerusalem Profession: Professional Practioner in Negotiations, Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking Works at IPCRI (Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information) Interviewed by: Nahanni Rous
Gershon Baskin moved to Israel from the United States in the late 1970s. He worked with Jews and Arabs within Israel until the first intifada, when he began promoting dialogue and opportunities for cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. He is the founder of IPCRI, a jointly-run Israeli and Palestinian think tank that works with hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians in government and the private sector. IPCRI was first based in Jerusalem, and in the late 1990s moved its offices to Bethlehem. Because of current travel restrictions, IPCRI has relocated to Tantur, near Jerusalem and next to the main Bethlehem checkpoint, in an effort to find an accessible and comfortable meeting place for Israelis and Palestinians. February 2012. Gershon is coming to the US and Canada on a cross-country speaking tour. If you would like to invite him to speak on your campus or with your community, please contact him here.