Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.
We are grateful to Norway for convening and chairing this important forum.
“I welcome the recent statement by Hamas announcing the dissolving of the Administrative Committee in Gaza and agreement to allow the Government of National Consensus to assume its responsibilities in Gaza.
I commend the Egyptian authorities for their tireless efforts in creating this positive momentum. All parties must seize this opportunity to restore unity and open a new page for the Palestinian people.
UN Report: Absence of a political process impedes Palestinian development while Gaza humanitarian crisis worsens
“I welcome the recent developments related to Palestinian unity in Cairo. Reconciliation is critical to addressing the grave humanitarian crisis in Gaza, preventing the continuing militant buildup and restoring hope for the future.
I urge all parties to seize the current positive momentum and reach an agreement that would allow the Palestinian Government to immediately take up its responsibilities in Gaza.
Prof Reichman, President and Founder of the Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) in Herzliya,
Prof Ganor, Founder and Executive Director of the IDC,
Chairman of the Board, Mr Shavit,
Honourable Minister Shaked,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for the opportunity to address the 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism.
It is quite symbolic that we meet today on September 11th, a day at which practically anyone in the western world will remember where they were 16 years ago on this day when the biggest terrorist attack on American soil happened.