* Date : 2021-05-20
Clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters near Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem has ignited the worst violence in the region in seven years. The international community is split over the conflict, with countries taking sides based on their geopolitical interest. U.S. President Joe Biden condemned rocket attacks by Hamas, asserting Israel’s right to defend itself, while Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan criticized Western powers for their lack of response to the violence. In this week’s edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to shed light on the rising tensions in the Gaza Strip, including possible factors contributing to the escalating confrontation.
- Jason Strother, Freelance Journalist / The World
- Komeil Soheili / Freelance Journalist
- Sebastien Falletti, East Asia Correspondent / Le Figaro
Skype Interview Guests
- Hilary Falb Kalisman, Endowed Professor of Israel/Palestine Studies / University of Colorado Boulder