Blue Peace for the Middle East Roundtable on Israel-Palestine-Jordan

Several distinguished policy makers, including former Cabinet Ministers from Israel, Palestine and Jordan met in Oxford on 1-2 October 2014, to discuss possible ways to improve water relations between the three countries as a contribution to building trust, cooperation and peace in the region.

The roundtable was co-hosted by the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, and Strategic Foresight Group, in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Political Directorate of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Government of Switzerland.

The event was attended by the Rt Hon. Lord Alderdice, Chair of the Liberal Democratic Parliament Party in the House of Lords and Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University.

HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan sent a message to the roundtable encouraging discussion on water resources in the Middle East as a regional common. He welcomed the initiative strongly and found it essential for improving the atmosphere in the region.

Read the full conference report from the Strategic Foresight Group.