A lecture by Ido Zelkovitz, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 7:30 P.M.
Temple of Aaron
616 S Mississippi River Blvd
St Paul, MN 55116
This event is free and open to the public
This lecture will analyze the path that led Israel into the "Protective Edge" operation as a "defensive reaction to Hamas terror," and will shed light on the ramifications of the latest clash for Middle Eastern politics. It will analyze the threats and opportunities to Israel from Palestinian unity and its impact on a peace process.
Ido Zelkovitz is a research fellow at the Ezri Centre for Iran and the Persian Gulf Studies. He also teaches in the Department of Middle Eastern History at the University of Haifa. Dr. Zelkovitz was a postdoc research fellow in The Institute of Sociology at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany. Dr. Zelkovtiz is also a Member of Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies: an independent think tank that envisions a fresh start for Israel among the nations. His work focuses on cross-disciplinary analysis of Palestinian History and Politics and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Israel's geopolitical situation in the Middle East and the role of High Education and Students in Building National Identities in the Middle East. He is the author of two books and has been published in many respected peer reviewed academic journals such as
Middle Eastern Studies, History of Education, Israel Affairs, and Ha-Mizrah Ha-Hadash.
This series is made possible by a generous gift in memory of Julia K. & Harold Segall.
Co-sponsored by Schusterman Family Foundation; Temple of Aaron