President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Forum Club event attendance will be restricted to comply with each venue’s social distancing requirements. Many of our events will initially be limited to Forum Club members with the ability to register guests after the first week of registration has passed. Non-members are able to purchase virtual tickets at any time.
The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches will present Robert Wexler on Thursday, October 14, for a discussion on prospects for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Robert Wexler is the President of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, DC. He served as a Democratic Member of Congress from 1997 to 2010, representing Florida’s 19th district in the U.S. House of Representatives before retiring to lead the Center. Wexler was named one of the “50 Most Effective Legislators in Congress” by the influential magazine Congressional Quarterly and was named to the Forward 50 list as one of the most influential leaders in the American Jewish community.
In 2008, Congressman Wexler served as an advisor on Middle East and Israel issues to President Barack Obama during his presidential campaign. In 2012, he served on the President’s reelection Steering Committee and addressed the Democratic National Convention outlining the President’s policies related to Israel.
Throughout his tenure in Congress, Wexler was an outspoken advocate for the unbreakable bond between the United States and Israel and a leading proponent of Israel’s right to self-defense and the need for a just and comprehensive resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict. He traveled on numerous congressional delegations to the Middle East and met with the leaders of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and the Palestinian Authority. At President Clinton’s invitation, he was the only member of the House of Representatives present during the signing of the Wye River Peace Agreement. In addition, Wexler was one of two Congressmen to travel to the International Court of Justice at The Hague to oppose the Palestinian case against Israel’s construction of a security barrier.
Congressman Wexler served as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Europe, a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the Middle East Subcommittee. Wexler worked to strengthen the transatlantic alliance, build security and economic bonds with the European Union and the nations of Europe, and help guide the economic and political development of the former Soviet States. Wexler served as an American representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and was the co-founder of the Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations, the Taiwan Caucus and the Indonesia Caucus. He was also an active member of the India Caucus. In addition, Wexler served as a senior member of the Judiciary Committee and the Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property.
Born in New York, Congressman Wexler moved to South Florida with his family at age 10. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida and law degree from George Washington University. Before serving in Congress, he served in the Florida Senate for six years. Congressman Wexler and his wife, Laurie, have three children.
Tickets for this event will go on sale August 30.
Forum Club 2021-2022 COVID-19 Procedures
We look forward to gathering with you during the 2021-2022 Season. With everyone's health and safety in mind, our programs will operate slightly differently. Please find an overview of our current COVID-19 procedures below.
This is an evolving situation, and our processes and procedures may change as more information is given to us by our venues, the CDC and other governmental authorities. We will communicate all changes with you as soon as they are received and ask that you have patience and understanding as we navigate these circumstances.
Should you have any questions about any of the following, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Elwell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 304-0570.
1. Audience Capacity: Forum Club event attendance will be restricted to comply with each venue’s social distancing requirements. Many of our events will initially be limited to Forum Club members with the ability to register guests after the first week of registration has passed. This will ensure that our members have the first opportunity to register for events. The only exceptions to this will be President’s Gold Circle, President’s Circle and season table reservations that have guests included as one of the perks of their sponsorship. Please contact Sarah Elwell if you are interested in any of these opportunities.
2. Virtual Option: The Forum Club will offer a virtual attendance option for those members and guests who wish to take advantage of it. Virtual registration is separate from in-person registration and does not provide admittance to the venue. The cost to attend virtually will be $25 for members and $30 for non-members.
3. Seating: All tables will be seated for eight. We cannot currently expand tables beyond this capacity.
4. Mask Wearing and Social Distancing: Forum Club and venue staff and volunteers will wear face coverings during events. The Forum Club will adhere to the CDC’s guidance and recommendations, at the time of the event, as they relate to face coverings and social distancing for attendees. For the most-recent guidance, please visit the CDC’s website.
5. Meals: All meals will be plated as opposed to buffet. No food will be preset. Instead, your meal will be brought to you as soon as you are seated. Therefore, we highly encourage you to make your way to your seat once you enter the venue. Vegetarian options will be available upon request.
Member Tickets: $40
Applicant Tickets: $50
Half Season Table (4): $180
Full Season Table (8): $360
Member Virtual Ticket: $25
Non-Member Virtual Ticket: $30
Ticket orders may also be made by phone to Kelsey Joyce at (561) 881-9977.