Harvard panel discussion. Gaza Genocide 2023: How did we get here and where are we heading?


Perspective Crossroad


Published on Jan 11, 2024

We have two narratives:
1. What we saw on October 7th was the direct cruelty of radical jihadist ideology and its direct consequence.
2. What actually happened is the direct result of 16 years of the siege of Gaza and 56 years of occupation.
So, what is the truth?

Here are at least three questions:
1. First, the general environment. Did this general environment lead in this direction or not?
2. Second, the decisions of Hamas.
3. Third is the timing.
These are three different issues...

Join us for a panel discussion featuring Amaney Jamal, Princeton University, David Makovsky, The Washington Institute, Khalil Shikaki, Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, and Shai Feldman, Brandeis University, moderated by MEI Faculty Chair Tarek Masoud, about the recent tragedies facing the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, the historical and current factors that led to this conflict, and the broader geopolitical implications.


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