The Center for Israel Education’s “Israel: In Context and on the Ground” webinar series May 28, 2021, features a 54-minute discussion among Dr. Ken Stein, Dr. Sara Feuer and Rabbi Mario Karpuj to put the 11 days of fighting between Israel and Hamas into the larger context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Israeli and Palestinian politics, Middle Eastern diplomacy, and media coverage. A bibliography for further study is included.

Dr. Feuer is a Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, where she focuses on political developments across the Middle East and North Africa, and the Rosenbloom Family Fellow in the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Geduld Program on Arab Politics.

Rabbi Karpuj served congregations in his native Argentina, Chile and Atlanta before he and his wife, Analia Bortz, spent 18 years as the founding rabbis of Congregation Or Hadash in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The couple immigrated to Israel in 2020.

Since 1977, Professor Stein has taught Middle Eastern history and politics at Emory University. He is the founding director of the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel and the founding president of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Center for Israel Education.