Sun, 06/20/2021 - 11:00 to 12:00
The Shaol & Louis Pozez Memorial Lectureship Series with Prof. Asher Susser, Ph.D.
Israel, Hamas and the Palestinian Issue; Where do we go from here?
Prof. Asher Susser, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University (TAU)
Sunday, June 20, 2021 | 11:00AM - 12:00PM (AZ Time)
Live Zoom Event | Free & Open to All
Zoom Registration: https://arizona.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Ls66a1IbRa2Jwv8v0L2s7A
The most recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas has shown yet again that the Palestinian question cannot be ignored nor taken over by agreements with Arab countries never directly involved in the historical conflict with Israel. Israel's decision after 1967 not to decide about the future of the West Bank and Gaza has led to a dead end. So where do we go from here? What should Israel's new government do about it?
Prof. Asher Susser, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University (TAU). He was the Director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies at TAU for twelve years and taught for over thirty five years in TAU’s Department of Middle Eastern History. He has been a Fulbright Fellow; a visiting professor at Cornell University, the University of Chicago, Brandeis University, and the Stein Family Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Arizona. His most recent book is on The Emergence of the Modern Middle East (2017). He also wrote inter alia Israel, Jordan and Palestine; The Two-State Imperative (2012); Jordan: Case Study of a Pivotal State (2000); A Political Biography of Jordan’s Prime Minister Wasfi al-Tall (1994, reissued in 2017); and The Rise of Hamas in Palestine and the Crisis of Secularism in the Arab World (2010). His online course on The Emergence of the Modern Middle East has been taken by more than 115,000 students in over 160 countries.