The Heat: Israel-Hamas Conflict

The Heat

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After months of defending Israel’s actions in Gaza and blocking measures at the United Nations Security Council, the United States changed its position and abstained from a vote allowing a resolution to pass calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and the release of all hostages.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a strong rebuke and canceled high-level meetings scheduled in Washington this week to discuss Israel’s military plans in Rafah.

Did this week’s vote at the United Nations expose divisions between the two countries?

Joining the discussion: 

  • Daniel Seidemann is a lawyer and the founder of the Israeli non-governmental organization Terrestrial Jerusalem.
  • Trita Parsi is Executive Vice President of The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
  • Matthew Brodsky is a Senior Fellow at the Gold Institute for International Strategy, President of Red Ax Strategies and Board Chair of the American Center for Counter Extremism.
  • Joel Rubin is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs in the Obama Administration.