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Assessing the Israel-Palestine Crisis

May 20, 2021

Episode Notes:

The past two weeks have seen the worst violence in Israel-Palestine since 2014. Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes have left 12 people dead in Israel and 227 in Gaza. The latest news is that a ceasefire will go into effect at 7pm Thursday evening EST.

 

Joining us to discuss this is Natan Sachs. Natan is director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. He has also taught the Arab-Israeli conflict at Georgetown University's Department of Government.

 

[ 00:54 ] Overview

[ 05:52 ] What are the calculations here on the part of the Israeli government and Hamas?

[ 13:52 ] How would you assess the U.S. administration’s response and the domestic debate in Washington?

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