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September 23, 2015

The Atlanta Council on International Relations presents Alan Elsner: J Street and the Fight for the Two-State Solution  

DATE: March 6, 2018



Location: Capital City Club  7 John Portman Blvd., Atlanta 30303. Valet parking available

To register:  Register Here

Registration closes on Saturday, March 3 at 10 AM.  Please note: ACIR must provide the Club with a meal number guarantee by noon Saturday, March 3 and is charged for those meals. For a refund, cancellations must be made before that time. Thank you. 

COST: $35 for Atlanta Council on International Relations (ACIR) members; $45 for non-members.


The two-state solution envisages two independent states – Palestine and Israel. Noted in UN General Assembly Resolution 181 (II) in November 1947, the two-state solution often has been a major focus on efforts to achieve peace between Israel and the Palestinians for over 80 years. Yet all attempts to achieve such a solution have failed. Come hear Alan Elsner, special advisor to the president of J-Street, provide his views on efforts to achieve peace between Palestinians and Israelis through a two-state solution.

About J-Street: J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, J Street is an advocate for policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

We look forward to seeing you on March 6 at the Capital Club.

Alan Elsner

Alan Elsner is special advisor to the president of J-street. Mr. Elsner has had a long career at the top ranks of American and international journalism prior to joining J Street. As State Department and later White House correspondent for Reuters News Agency, Elsner traveled the world with Secretaries of State and was on first name terms with presidents and vice presidents. His sharp questioning during the Rwanda genocide forced the United States to change its policy and was later highlighted in the Hollywood movie “Hotel Rwanda.” As Reuters National Correspondent, Elsner was the agency’s chief writer on 9/11/2001 and his byline was featured on the agency’s stories that day and through the subsequent period. Elsner is the author of two novels and two works of non-fiction. His first book, Gates of Injustice: The Crisis in America’s Prisons, was hailed by the late Sen. Edward Kennedy as a “wake-up call” and welcomed by the political left and right. Elsner later testified to governmental and independent commissions on prison reform. His first novel, The Nazi Hunter, was described by Publishers’ Weekly as “a gripping debut thriller and a compelling tale.” Winner of the Knight International Journalism fellowship, Elsner spent a year in Romania in 2007 teaching journalism to students and professionals and strengthening the values of a free media.

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