Israel, Gaza, and the Potential for a Diplomatic Resolution to the Violence
Jul 16 2014
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The military confrontation was preceded by a horrific series of events that began with the abduction and murder of three teenage Jewish boys in the West Bank, whose bodies were discovered after a three-week manhunt that was the leading news story in the country. The funeral of the three boys was followed by racist demonstrations against Arabs in Jerusalem and other places around Israel. Then came the abduction and murder by immolation of a Palestinian boy in East Jerusalem, followed by violent confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli paramilitary forces in East Jerusalem and in the Galilee region of northern Israel.
Is there a connection between the ongoing political violence and the failure of the Kerry Initiative? What chance is there for a ceasefire between Gaza and Israel in the near future?
Join New America and the Foundation for Middle East Peace to examine the context and possible near term consequences of current events in Israel and Palestine.