The Center for Middle East Peace & Economic Cooperation engages all recognized parties – Israel, the Palestinians, Arab countries, the United States, Europe, etc. – to reach just and comprehensive peace that will bring an end to the Israeli-Arab conflict. With this mission in mind, the Center's activities include travel in the region, diplomatic exchanges, and conferences featuring Middle Eastern and relevant international leaders seeking peace.
The Center brings Middle Eastern policy makers, American and European officials, and international business leaders together to help provide an atmosphere that encourages a peaceful resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Established in 1989 by the late Utah Congressman Wayne Owens and then-Slim Fast Foods Chairman S. Daniel Abraham, the Center is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization.
As President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton work to renew negotiations and help resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Center is redoubling our efforts to facilitate conversations that bridge differences between the different parties. The recent tri-lateral meeting with President Obama, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and President Abbas reinforces our belief that peace is possible and that we will achieve it through the hard work and good will of today’s leaders.
Congressman Robert Wexler to Join Center
The Center for Middle East Peace and Economic Cooperation is very pleased to announce that Congressman Robert Wexler will serve as the Center’s President, beginning in January 2010 upon his retirement from the United States House of Representatives. As a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee for his entire 13 years in Congress, including membership on the Middle East Subcommittee and his current service as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, Congressman Wexler brings invaluable experience and expertise to lead the Center during this critical moment in the Middle East.