The Heat: Israel-Palestinian Tensions

The Heat

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Relative calm in Israel and the occupied territories after intense violence in the wake of police raids on a Jerusalem mosque. What happens now?

At the same time Israel is facing widespread protests against judicial reform, last week, after police raids on the al-Aqsa mosque, the holiest Muslim site in Jerusalem, the country found itself fending off attacks from Gaza, Syria and Lebanon. The largest since a 2006 war between the two countries. 

Joining the discussion:

  • Abdel Bari Atwan is the Editor-in-Chief of Rai al-Youm, an Arab news and opinion website.
  • Amotz Asa-El is a Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute and a Senior Commentator with The Jerusalem Post.
  • Khalil Jahshan is the Executive Director of the Arab Center in Washington, DC. 
  • Ariel Kahana is the Senior Diplomatic Commentator with the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom.