Last month the fourth in a series of wars between Israel and Hamas flared up for eleven days and then quieted down after a cease-fire went into effect. To explain what happened, and how it relates to broader strategic questions facing Israel, Michael Oren, formerly a member of the Knesset in charge of a committee on Gaza, wrote Mosaic‘s June essay, “How Gaza Became Israel’s Unsolvable Problem.” In the essay, Oren explores in fascinating detail the history and present circumstances of Israel’s relations with the Gaza Strip. But what might the future look like over the next many years? What strategic objectives should orient Israeli, Egyptian, and American decision-makers in their relations with Gaza?
To continue the discussion Oren’s essay started, we’ve invited a group of serious writers and observers to examine the many political, tactical, demographic, and strategic angles to the Gaza situation. Join us this month for a symposium on Israel and Gaza featuring:
- Elliott Abrams on the case for political reform
- Yaakov Amidror on the least bad of all bad options
- Haisam Hassanein on the Egyptian angle
- Evelyn Gordon on the limits of deterrence
- Amos Yadlin and Ari Heistein on four possible futures
- Yechiel M. Leiter on economic development
Now online at Mosaic.
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