Crisis in the Middle East: Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict
John D. Hosler, Brian L. Steed
Centuries of Arab-Israeli enmity has re-erupted into crisis, Hamas militants from Gaza unleashing an unprecedented attack on Israel and the Israelis fiercely striking back. Political and humanitarian ramifications ripple across the globe.
Understanding the conflict is not easy. In a special and timely Library event, military historians from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth examine its historical roots – how medieval times continue to inform modern beliefs about rights and ownership in the Holy Land – and explore the perspectives of both sides today. Why do they disagree on everything from the setting and characters to objectives, God's will, and the conflict’s origins? To understand the animosities, one must comprehend the context.
Joining the conversation are two authorities on the region: