Since the fall of 2015 the world has witnessed a deadly spate of attacks on Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, police, and settlers, with over 160 Palestinians killed. Some Israelis were stabbed, and soldiers employed shoot-to-kill tactics, claiming that their assailants, many of them youth at checkpoints, were threatening them with knife attacks. With the eruption of this violence coinciding with the 15-year anniversary of the second intifada, journalists, analysts, and scholars debated whether the Palestinian revolt could be called a “third intifada.”
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, cautioned recently, “History proves that people will always resist occupation.” Indeed, a neglected generation of Palestinians has grown up post-Oslo with no prospects for an end to Israel’s military occupation, feeling deep anger and despair.
Join us for panel presentations with policy analyst Phyllis Bennis and journalist Rania Khalek as they examine this volatile situation in the context of Palestinian society on the ground and the larger frame of U.S. and international policies.