Monthly Archives: October 2015
The Oslo Accords: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back on a Bridge to Nowhere
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is anchored in the political dispositions and psychological calculations of a discordant and heavily misunderstood history. With the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent wars of 1967 and 1973, reciprocal animosity among Jews and Palestinians became the sole characteristic of the violently cyclical ethnic conflict. The procession […]
HOW DID ISRAEL GET THE WEST BANK AND IS IT REALLY AN ILLEGAL OCCUPATION?
Why does this question matter? It matters because the Arab-Israeli conflict is typically presented through headlines and snippets of information. Attempting to answer this question is only one part of a multilayered story. What I hope to have you see is that the question of Palestinian and Israeli sovereignty does not exist in a vacuum […]