On Friday, 30th July 2010 Wi’am hosted an informal round-table discussion on the Current Political Affairs and the Peace Process. Our guest was Frank J. Finver, Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs/Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem. 15 members of the civic society, youth activists, students, journalists, and political groups listened to the speaker’s analysis of the current situation and the peace efforts in the region. This was followed by a general discussion and questions that ranged from the proximity talks, peace efforts, USA brokered interventions and the local sentiment about the peace process in general. The discussion was frank and open in which the participants called for the US brokered mediation to take the aspirations of the Palestinians in reaching a viable/independent state into consideration.