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“I read this book very carefully and enjoyed it. The long description of the attempts to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians is fair and accurate. The last chapter is very interesting and original and I hope it will be the embryo of the next book by Heuberger.”

Jossi Beilin

Statesman, Author,

Initiator of the Oslo Peace Talks

and the Geneva Initiative


From the Madrid Conference to the Kerry Initiative

Jonathan Heuberger works as German Attorney and provides legal advice in a variety of public international law and international criminal law projects. Raised in Frankfurt am Main, since 2013 he resides in Tel Aviv.

During his university education he was a scholar of the Gerhard C. Starck Foundation and the McKinsey Capstone Program.  After studying and working in London, Cologne, Berlin and Tel Aviv, in 2015 he joined the Center for Applied Negotiations at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv under the leadership of Adv. Gilead Sher, head of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations in Camp David and Taba in 2000-2001. At the INSS, Jonathan Heuberger researches and publishes on legal questions arising in the Middle East conflict, the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court for the Situation in Palestine, and the legal status of Gaza.



Jonathan Heuberger is the author of the study “From the Madrid Conference to the Kerry Initiative – An Insight into the Israeli-Palestinian peace process” which was published in 2016 by Optimedien Publishing House in Goettingen. It is regarded as one of the few publications which covers the complete scope Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.


As speaker, he can lecture on the following topics: historical context and core issues of the conflict, legal considerations and current developments in the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process. 

In June 2017, Heuberger was heard as an independent expert by the Committe for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German Bundestag (Parliament), speaking about "The human rights situation in Israel and the Palestinian  Territories". Watch his opening statement in German:

With his knowledge, skill set and day-to-day activities, Mr. Heuberger is a highly competent speaker and adviser in questions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the peace efforts between the two peoples.

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An Insight into the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Jonathan Heuberger


Further internationally renowned publications about the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflict are:

Dennis Ross

The Missing Peace. The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace.

Soft Cover, 848 pages

Farrar Straus & Giroux

Reprint June 2005.

Language: Englisch

ISBN-10: 0374529809

ISB-13: 978-0374529802

Elie Podeh 

Chances for Peace: Missed Opportunities in the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

Soft Cover, 423 pages

Univ. of Texas Press

Reprint November 2016.

Language: Englisch

ISBN-10: 1477312226

ISBN-13: 978-1477312223

Yair Hirschfeld

Track-Two Diplomacy toward an Israeli-Palestinian Solution, 1978-2014.

John Hopkins Univ. Press

October  2014.

Language: Englisch

ISBN-10: 1421414147

ISBN-13: 978-1421414140




Jonathan Heuberger accomplished to present a comprehensive summary of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. This publication is one of the first that not only examines the roots of the conflict and setbacks to peace but also outlines the historical and legal nuances of the core issues of the conflict and pragmatic proposals to solve them. As such, the study is aimed for students who look for a general overview of the conflict as well as experts who seek a profound insight into the core issues of the negotiations.


Jonathan Heuberger

From the Madrid Conference to the Kerry Initiative - An Insight into the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process.

Cologne Occasional Paper in International Peace and Security Law, Vol. 4, June 2016, Hg.: Claus Kreß, Goettingen, 2016, 113 pages

Optimedien Publishing House

First edition June 2016

Language: Englisch

ISBN-10: 386-376184-7

ISBN-13: 978-386376-184-4


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Expert opinion prepared for the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid of the German parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in preparation of the public hearing on The human rights situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

21 June 2017

21 June 2017

link to the written statement (German)

link to questions by the parliamentary groups