You will each assume the role of an important player in the crisis. In some classes, students will partner up for roles. Though one person in each group, or pair, will be the active speaker, s/he will be supported by their partner, who will collaborate on the opening speech and support the speaker with information and advice during the panel discussion.
  • Ban Ki-MoonUN Secretary General, moderating the peace talks. Represent the perspective of the United Nations. Look at relevant Resolutions as 181, 194, 242, 338, etc.
  • Robert Serry, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process
Israeli Contingent
Palestinian Contingent
Heads of State
  • Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State
  • George Mitchell,former US Special Envoy (Current Special Envoy David Hale)
  • Tony Blair, Middle East Envoy for the Quartet (on behalf of European Union
  • Sergey Lavrov- Russian Foreign Minister
  • Nir Barkat- Mayor of Jerusalem
  • Hamas, Al-Qassam Brigades -the military wing of the organization.

The links above may provide a basic introduction to your roles. Make sure you consult our Biography pathfinder as well as our Middle East Resource page.
Through your research, your presentation, and your dialog, you are responsible for class learning! To be truly ready, you will definitely want to mine the available resources for important documents, current news, media, and to explore perspectives of the stakeholders involved.