As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza grows more dire, Israel and Hamas agreed on a temporary ceasefire that allows additional aid into the besieged enclave. The agreement, brokered by Qatar, comes amid an ongoing exchange of hostages, prisoners, and detainees.
What might next steps look like for each side? How can the world get around the current impasse?
Historian Rashid Khalidi, Columbia University’s Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies, will join FP’s Ravi Agrawal to discuss the complications and potential solutions to the conflict.
Edward Said professor of modern Arab studies, Columbia University
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said professor of Arab studies at Columbia University. He is the editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies and was the president of the Middle East Studies Association, as well as an advisor to the Palestinian delegation to the Madrid and Washington Arab-Israeli peace negotiations from October 1991 until June 1993. He is author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917- 2017 (2020) and Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East (2013).
Editor in chief, Foreign Policy
Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy, the host of FP Live, and a regular world affairs analyst on TV and radio. Before joining FP in 2018, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade in full-time roles spanning three continents, including as the network’s New Delhi bureau chief and correspondent. He is the author of India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy.