The 1993 Oslo Agreement signing ceremony in the White House. From left to right: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Joel Singer, U.S. President Bill Clinton, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat.
Joel Singer served as Legal Adviser of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, previously, Director of the International Law Department of the Israel Defense Forces. So beginning shortly after the 1973 Yom Kippur War and for a span of almost 25 years, working for both right-wing Likud governments and left-wing Labor governments, Singer was a member of Israeli delegations negotiating peace treaties and other agreements with all of Israel’s Arab neighbors, including Egypt (the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty), Lebanon, Syria and the Palestinians (the Oslo Accords). Singer currently practices law as a partner in the Washington, DC office of an international law firm.
What they say
about Joel Singer
A “maven of Israeli- Arab relationships”
– The New Yorker
“The Arafat Expert”
– The New York Magazine
The “Israeli brain and brawn”
– The Financial Times
“Rabin’s Man in Oslo”
– The Washington Times
Joel Singer in the Media
Developing the Concept of Palestinian Autonomy February 24, 2019 – The Cairo Review of Global Affairs
Anziska’s “Preventing Palestine”: An Exchange (1) Joel Singer’s Review February 13, 2019 – Fathom
1 State, 2 State…3 State? January 2, 2019 – Center for Israel Education at Emory University (video)
25 Years Later, A Peek Behind the Scenes of the OSLO Accords December 20, 2018 – Kol Habirah
Joel Singer’s Blog
Israeli-Arab Negotiations 101 Date Published:June 12, 2019 By Joel Singer Among his many accomplishments, Samuel Goldwyn – the legendary Hollywood movie mogul and the “G” in MGM – is often remembered not only for his fine movies but also for his...
Trump’s Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty in the Golan Heights and Netanyahu’s Promise to Annex the Jewish Settlements in the West Bank – Poison Pills to Middle East Peace
CURRENT AFFAIRS Date Published:May 16, 2019 By Joel Singer On March 25, 2019, President Donald Trump declared US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria during the Six-Day War...
CURRENT AFFAIRS Date Published:April 5, 2019 By Joel Singer If I had a dollar for every time I have heard someone – be it a new Israeli foreign minister, a new American Secretary of State, or any other type of interested observer –...