Freeing Gilad Schalit: Negotiating with Israel and Hamas
On 25 June 2006, Israeli Defense Forces soldier Gilad Schalit was kidnapped by a group of Gaza militants. Over 5 years, deep animosity and distrust between Israel and Hamas thwarted any attempt at a prisoner exchange.
Dr Gershon Baskin played a critical role in the liberation of Gilad Schalit, acting as a mediator and eventually helping to secure the release of Schalit on 18 October 2011. He will draw on his new book, The Negotiator, and discuss his experiences.