Gaza Dossier

During 50 days of the past summer, the ongoing conflict between the State of Israel and Hamas reached devastating new heights. With great loss of innocent life in Gaza and constant shelling of Israeli civilians, the consequences of the last war are far reaching, first of all for the people of Gaza, but also for all sectors of life inside Israel.
We asked our partners and friends to express freely their thoughts and ideas ranging from the international level to internal affairs, from journalistic report to their own account, and from practice to theory. The following is a compilation of their outputs, a dossier, and does not formally represent the official view of The Heinrich Böll Foundation Israel.
To read the views of our colleagues in Ramallah please visit the website of the HBS Palestine & Jordan

"Ripe for Resolution”: Is it Time for a Peace Agreement?

For those on the left, simply beginning an operation without definite political objectives, and the terrible price paid for that decision with the lives of civilians and soldiers on both sides, was bad enough, particularly when accompanied by the loss of a window of opportunity for an Israeli peace initiative with the Palestinian Authority.

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A Time to Destroy, a Time to Build

Israel must have mechanisms to guarantee its security and to ensure that Gaza will not rearm itself for the next war.

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What if and What’s next

It's too soon to fully analyze the impact of this war – especially since there are those who believe the war might resume. A few things are clear. In the short term, this war helped the extremes on both sides, as wars often do

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After the flood: +972 Magazine’s Analysis of the Post-Protective Edge Environment

The most recent round of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has paused. Each side has experienced the period in a profoundly different way, and future policies that may even deepen the animosity. Read some of the main observations, questions, and speculations from our partners at +972 magazine.

 

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