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The Gaza War and Its Implications for the Middle East & Geopolitics

Wed January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

While the massacres of October 7 must be absolutely condemned, in no way do they justify the Israeli devastation of Gaza. The civilian death toll there is approaching 20,000 innocent lives, with hundreds of thousands more at risk from lack of water, food and shelter. 85% of all Gazans have been displaced with estimates of a third to a half of all homes in Gaza having been destroyed.

What must be done to end the war? To prevent escalation to a still more catastrophic regional war? To begin the difficult diplomacy to ensure that the rights, dignity and security of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples? To create U.S. policies that defuse rather than exacerbate militarism, divisions and tensions across the Middle East? To restore essential services and begin reconstruction for more than two million people?

On January 10th @ 7:00 PM EST join Assaf Kfoury, Irene L. Gendzier and Richard Falk, three extraordinarily experienced and well-informed Middle East scholars who have long been devoted to creating a just Israeli-Palestinian and Middle East peace.

Assaf Kfoury is a Lebanese-Palestinian mathematician and professor in the Computer Science Department at Boston University and a long-time associate of Noam Chomsky. His articles include The High Price of Speaking Out in Egypt Under SisiWashington’s Favorite Dictator and Preparing for War with China While the Planet is Already on Fire.

Irene L. Gendzier is Professor Emerita at Boston University, Dept of History and Political Science, and member African Studies Center. Her books include Notes from the Minefield, Dying to Forget: Oil, Power, Palestine, and the Foundations of U.S. Policy in the Middle East and co-editor of Crimes of War.

Richard Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princetown University and served as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Palestine and is currently Co-Convener of SHAPE (Save Humanity and Planet Earth.) His books include (Re)Imagining Humane Global Governance, Revisiting the Vietnam War, and On Nuclear Weapons: Denuclearization, Demilitarization and Disarmament.


Wed January 10
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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