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
The Netanyahu-Gantz Government’s West Bank Annexation Plan: Time for the U.S. to Help Israel Avoid Shooting Itself in the Foot
CURRENT AFFAIRS By Joel Singer Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu – Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister, having served nearly 14 years in that role – now appears ready to set another milestone, one with...
CURRENT AFFAIRS By Joel Singer Numerous articles have already been written about President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century.” Released by the White House to much fanfare on January 28, 2020, the plan was modestly styled “Peace to...
Israeli-Arab Negotiations 101 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 accidental witticisms. A Jewish...