Images and Personal Encounters: Shaping the Relationship between Egyptians and Israelis after 40 years of "Cold Peace”
This episode features a discussion based on the research and personal experience of Haisam Hassanein, an Egyptian PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University. Why, from his perspective, after so many years of cooperation and trust building, has the peace between Israel and Egypt has not become a "warm peace," with warm relations, not only between the leaders, but between the Egyptian and the Israeli societies? What is Haisam's personal experience from discovering the "real" Israel? What most surprised him about Israeli society and culture? What feeds the Egyptian public's hatred toward Israel, and what could be the solutions, from both sides? How could United States involvement in the area help? More about Israel-Egypt relations will emerge in the upcoming conference "Between Jerusalem and Cairo: 40 Years to the Israel-Egypt Peace Agreement" on Thursday, March 14, at Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi in Jerusalem. The conference is sponsored by INSS, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, and the Foreign Ministry.