Former mideast envoy comes to Y

By Gabriel Rom

Veteran U.S. diplomat Dennis Ross will speak in Forest Hills on Sunday, Oct 25 at 3 p.m. at the 19th Dennis Ross Annual Author’s Cafe of the Central Queens Y. Ross has for 30 years been one of the leading figures in Mideast peace negotiations, shaping the course of modern history in the region. Ross will speak about his new book, Doomed to Success, which tells the inside story of the fraught relationship between the United States and Israel. Ross was lead U.S. negotiator in many of the most important peace negotiations under both Republican and Democratic presidents. Ross is currently a Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Distinguished Professor at Georgetown University.

Ross’ talk is co-sponsored by the Central Queens Y, the Forest Hills Jewish Center, Queens College Center for Jewish Studies and Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding. Proceeds from the event benefit the Hevesi Jewish Heritage Library in the Y.

Reach reporter Gabriel Rom by e-mail at grom@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4564.

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