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Hopes and delusions: The one-state reality and the Gaza aftermath

This talk will assess the impact of the Oslo Accords, why they failed and what their fallout has been. It will examine the growth of Israeli ethno-nationalism and the consolidation of the one-state reality and its impact on both the Palestinian and Israeli domestic scenes, including the role of Hamas and the mainstream Fateh movement as well the Palestinian Authority.  The talk will end with a review of the potential consequences of the Gaza war, and whether it will accelerate the move to a one-state reality or create new conditions for a two-state solution. 

Dr. Khalidi is an associate fellow at the Center for Security Policy, Geneva, and senior fellow at the Institute of Palestine Studies. He served as advisor to the Palestinian delegation at the Madrid/Washington peace talks and as senior advisor on security in the 1993 PLO-Israeli talks.

Organized by Departments of History, Asian Languages and Civilizations and Anthropology/Sociology. Sponsored by campus organizations Amherst College for Palestine, Amherst College Jews for Ceasefire Now, Amherst College Muslim Student Association and Amherst College MRC, as well as Office of the Dean of Students, Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, and Office of the President.

The talk is free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible. Food will be catered.

Contact Info

Jessie Berlingo
(413) 542-5841
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