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Latin American Recognition of a Palestinian "State"——Repercussions for U.S. and Israeli Diplomacy

Since December 2010, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, and Uruguay have endorsed an independent Palestinian State that does not yet exist. Why have these countries chosen to recognize the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a state before final status talks in the Middle East peace process are resolved? Does the move challenge traditional U.S. leadership in the region? Is there a link between these diplomatic initiatives and Iran’s growing footprint in the region?

To analyze the drive for Palestinian recognition in Latin America and the declining American and Israeli influence in the region this portends, Hudson Institute’s Center for Latin American Studies hosted a discussion with leading regional experts and specialists on the Middle East.

Jaime Daremblum, Moderator, Panel One

Director of Hudson's Center for Latin American Studies

Pepe Eliaschev, Panel One

Lead investigative journalist for Perfil (Buenos Aires)

Samuel Feldberg, Panel One

Senior Research Scholar, Holocaust and Antisemitism Studies, University of Sao Paolo

Armando Gonzalez, Panel One

Corporate op-ed Editor in Chief of La Nacion‘s media group

Kenneth Weinstein Moderator, Panel Two

Hudson Institute President & CEO

Elliott Abrams, Panel Two

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Daniel Mariaschin, Panel Two

Executive Vice President, B’nai B’rith International

Aaron David Miller, Panel Two

Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

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