TALK: The Palestinian Minority in Israel: Between Coexistence and Conflict

Dov Waxman (Political Science, CUNY)
Monday, February 11 / 8:00 PM
UCSB Corwin Pavilion

One in five citizens of Israel is Palestinian.  What does this mean for Israel’s future as a Jewish state and for the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? This talk tackles these crucial questions and examines the status of Israel’s Palestinian minority and current Jewish-Arab relations in the country.
Waxman specializes in International Relations and Middle East politics. He is the co-author (with Ilan Peleg) of Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within and the author of The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending/Defining the Nation. His most recent article, “Ties That Bind: Israel’s Fractious Tribes,” appeared in World Politics Review. From 2002-2004, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Bowdoin College.  He has also been a visiting fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, a visiting scholar at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, and a visiting fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Sponsored by Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation Endowed Symposia in Jewish Studies at UCSB, UCSB Arts and Lectures, the Dept. of Religious Studies, Congregation B’nai B’rith, Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Hillel.

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