NIF event: Peace, War and the Future with Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert

I interviewed former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for an NIF event about his latest book Searching for Peace, his new political memoir.

While in government Olmert supported Ariel Sharon’s disengagement from Gaza and breakaway to the new Kadima party, led Israel’s 2008-09 military campaign in Gaza, and was the last Israeli leader to support the establishment of a Palestinian state and conduct serious negotiations to achieve one.

During the event we discussed what Israel can do to break the cycle of violence in Gaza, the possibility that a future Labor government will recognise the State of Palestine and plenty more.