Lost in Translation? The Costs – and Sometimes Benefits – of Indirect Negotiations through Mediators : Israel at War – Jerusalem Studio 848

Broadcasts on: 03 Apr 9:00 PM

Peace and pause are naturally negotiated by and between enemies, but not always directly. When the alienation between parties is such as Israel faces with hostile forces bent on nothing less than its destruction, mediators become necessary.

This goes back to the armistice agreements of 1949 and is especially evident as Jerusalem faces non-governmental militias rather than states : the PLO, Hezbollah, and Hamas.

Is this an effective way to reach a meeting of the minds, or are the costs of having matchmakers with their own stakes in the deal too high? Joining us for today’s discussion are:


– Host : Amir Oren : Host of Watchmen Talk and Powers in Play

– Col. (Ret.) Dr. Eran Lerman : Co-host TV7 Middle East Review, Powers-in-Play Panelist, JISS VP and Editor in Chief of the Jerusalem Strategic Tribune

– BGEN (Ret.) Dr. Amnon Sofrin : former Mossad Intelligence Directorate Chief