While unrest in the occupied territories of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza is not uncommon, the current outpouring of support among Palestinian citizens of Israel for Palestinians in Jerusalem and Gaza, poses a marked change in the effects of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.
In an interview, Marwan Muasher explains what the current conflict between Israelis and Palestinians means.
Middle East experts discusses the Israeli strikes that destroyed the building that house Al Jazeera and the Associated Press offices.
After seven days, it's possible that we've reached the point where both Hamas and the Israelis have essentially accomplished everything they want to, and they risk losing the gains that they have accomplished.
The longer this goes on, the greater the pressure will be on the Biden administration to act. Rising humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, electricity, water, rising Palestinian casualties.
Eight months ago, Donald Trump presided over the signing of diplomatic agreements between Israel, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates. He said the normalization of ties would usher in a new generation of peace in the Middle East, but that vision hasn’t materialized.
A discussion on the ongoing conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Middle East expert discusses the conflict in Israel.
While the current violence will likely end with a ceasefire, that agreement will not create any sort of pathway toward peace, either for a longer term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas or, perhaps more profoundly, with respect to the broader Israeli Palestinian issue.
Absent a change in the U.S. approach, renewed conflict is inevitable, and with each iteration the terms of engagement will deteriorate further and the United States will be left carrying an ever-heavier Middle Eastern burden as it seeks to focus its energy elsewhere.