First we explore the politics of Palestine in relation to the region and in light of its new status of statehood. We began a discussion with Mark Perry about the politics of Palestine and statehood. We continue now to make sense of the new dynamics inside and outside of Palestine. Author of Talking with Terrorists: Why America must engage with its enimies. [ Dur. 16 mins. ]
Finally on Scholars’ Circle: With more than 130 votes in the United Nations, Palestine has attained statehood, a move that is thought to empower President Mahmood Abbas’s position both inside Palestine and in future legal battles with its neighbor, Israel. This change in status along with other developments within Palestine and the region may have more ripple effects.
- Ervin Staub, Prof. of Phycology, University of Massachusetts , Amherst. Author or Roots of Evil : Origins of Genocide and other Group Violence.
- Sami Adwan, Prof. of Education, Bethlehem University , Editor of Peace Research Institute in Middle East and Author of Side by Side: Parallel history of Israel-Palestine
- Sarai Aharoni, Prof. of Political Science, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
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