Featured Event: Senator George Mitchell

Date: October 29, 2017  - Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Merage JCC Show map
Contact: Aliza SablePhone: 949-435-3400, ext. 305Email:

OC Jewish Arts Festival presents Senator George Mitchell

Sunday, October 29, 4:30 p.m.

In conversation with Alon Sachar, co-author of A Path To Peace: A Brief History of Israeli Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East

Sponsored by The Roslyn & Joseph Baim Family Foundation/Barbara and Joseph Baim

Senator George Mitchell has had a long and distinguished career. He served for several years as Chairman of the international law firm DLA Piper, now Chairman Emeritus. Before that he served as a federal judge; as Majority Leader of the United States Senate; as Chairman of peace negotiations in Northern Ireland which resulted in an agreement that ended an historic conflict; and most recently as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. In 2008 Time Magazine described him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Senator Mitchell is the author of five books, most recently A Path To Peace: A Brief History of Israeli Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East, written with Alon Sachar and published in November 2016. 

Alon Sachar has served to advance peace under two U.S. administrations. He served as an advisor to U.S. Ambassador to Israel, Daniel B. Shapiro, in Tel Aviv from 2011-2012, and to President Obama’s Special Envoys for Middle East Peace, George Mitchell and David Hale, from 2009-2011. From 2006-2009, he served in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, focusing on the U.S. bilateral relationships with Israel and the Palestinians, as well as Arab-Israeli relations. He is currently an attorney with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco.

Hear from one of the world’s most astute statesman and a top political advisor.

Buy the book at the JCC front desk: $26 plus tax.


Assigned seating. $25 JCC members, $32 public, $32 at the door.

VIP single $100 or VIP couple $175, includes premium seats and copy of the book.

Premium VIP: $500/couple, includes premium seats, book, and dinner at private home (limited spaces available).