Politics of Israel and Palestine

As part of the Politics of Israel and Palestine course taught by Ezzedine Fishere and in collaboration with the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, a webinar series featured experts and former officials in discussion of various aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Can Israelis and Palestinians Make Peace?

Samieh El-Abd is a former peace negotiator, public works and housing minister, and deputy minister of planning for the Palestinian Authority. Gilead Sher is the former chief of staff and policy coordinator to Ehud Barak, Israel’s former prime minister and minister of defense.

The Rise — and Future — of Hamas

Khalil Shikaki is a professor of political science and director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in Ramallah. His research focuses on Palestinian state building, public opinion, transition to democracy, and the impact of domestic Palestinian politics on the peace process.