• Op-Ed
    Why Sisi Cannot Let Egypt’s Gaza Deal Fail
    Lina Khatib July 23, 2014 Al Arabiya عربي

    Egypt has presented an initiative to broker a deal between Hamas and Israel to end the current violence. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi cannot afford to see it fail.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Can the Egyptian Regime Still Play Peace Broker in Gaza Strife?
    Michele Dunne July 21, 2014 NPR’s All Things Considered

    Egypt is a party to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It probably has to be part of the solution. But it can’t play the same kind of brokering role that it played in the past.

  • Op-Ed
    Five Myths About Hamas
    Nathan Brown July 18, 2014 Washington Post

    Predicting how Hamas is likely to act and react requires probing what the organization can do, what it wants, and how it sees itself. From Hamas’s angle, the current fighting offers just as many opportunities as threats.

  • Strategic Europe
    The Tragedies of Ukraine and Gaza
    Judy Dempsey July 18, 2014

    Two catastrophic events—the shooting down of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine and an Israeli ground offensive in Gaza—have left the West floundering.

  • Op-Ed
    The Slaughter of Innocents
    David Rothkopf July 17, 2014 Foreign Policy

    When innocents die, standard military metrics for success or failure pale in comparison with the human costs depicted so graphically in the media.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Can DC Diffuse Tensions Between Israel and Hamas?
    Michele Dunne July 15, 2014 Bloomberg

    In the past, Egypt has played the leading role in brokering a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas and the United States played more of a supportive role.

  • Strategic Europe
    European Leaders, Go to Gaza
    Judy Dempsey July 14, 2014

    The indifference shown by the West toward Israel’s air and ground offensive in Gaza is shocking. The EU could make a difference, if only it wanted to.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Hamas Doesn’t Have Much To Lose
    Michele Dunne July 11, 2014 CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper

    Engagements with Israel have a contradictory effect of bolstering the credibility of Hamas.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Israel, Palestine, and a Region On Edge
    Michele Dunne July 9, 2014 NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook

    The United States has made the argument that the changed regional context should make Israel more eager to make peace with the Palestinians.

  • Sada - Analysis
    Hamas and Israel at the Brink
    Benedetta Berti July 8, 2014 عربي

    A mutual desire to show strength has escalated the conflict, and although neither side wants another war, it may already be too late to pull back.


Carnegie Experts on Palestine

  • Nathan Brown
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Brown, a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University, is a distinguished scholar and author of six well-received books on Arab politics.

  • Michele Dunne
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.

  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

  • Yezid Sayigh
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Center

    Sayigh is a senior associate at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, where his work focuses on the Syrian crisis, the political role of Arab armies, security sector transformation in Arab transitions, the reinvention of authoritarianism, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace process.


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