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Born and raised in the US, as a young man Gershon Baskin moved to Israel where he has been working on peace betwen the Palestinians and Israelis for the past 30 years.  He has a column in the conservative Jerusalem Post.  He has served as an advisor to Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin and Ehud Barak.  Most recently, he ran for a seat in the Israeli Knesset (Parlament).

Baskin talks to ILLUME about the special relationship between the U.S. and Israel and if this relationships gives Israel an unfair advantage in any future peace talks, and why the U.S.'s role as mediator is key to any future peace.




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