Discussing The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Continuation

Today, we try to expand our understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including a deep dive into the history and issues of the region with the former US Ambassador to Israel and with a professor of history.


Pedestrians pass through clouds of dust as heavy construction equipment is used to sift through rubble to uncover valuables before it is transported away from the scene of a building destroyed in an airstrike prior to a cease-fire that halted an 11-day war between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel, Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Gaza City.


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This episode is part of an ongoing series of conversations.

You’ve seen the images, the headlines, and the reactions on social media as Israeli warplanes launched airstrikes in Gaza City.

Last week, during the height of the latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting, we had a show to discuss the complicated history of the region.

There's now been a ceasefire, but we want to revisit and expand the conversation.

And we want to continue to find balance and to have dialogue — to allow for more voices, perspectives and information to help you understand the conflict from both sides, in as much as we can reasonably do within an hour.

So, today, it's "Discussing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A continuation."

How do we understand this conflict — one of the longest in modern history — and what is the future for resolution and stability in the region?


Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian

  • Director of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public
  • Former U.S. ambassador to Israel
  • Former U.S. ambassador to Syrian Arab Republic

Then, a historian answers your questions regarding the Middle East.


Dr. Jeremi Suri

  • Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs
  • Professor in the Department of History and the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin

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