Eve Spangler: Understanding Israel Going Forward

We explore three alternative resolutions to what we will term the “conflict” between Israelis and Palestinians. Which frameworks are being considered today to resolve this conflict that has lasted for 75 years since Israel declared itself a state?  What resolutions are considered feasible? What do Israelis want, what do Palestinians want?  We turned to Dr. Eve Spangler, associate professor of Sociology at Boston College and author of the book Understanding Israel Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict.  She explains a dilemma facing Israeli Jews. Although they want all the land of historic Palestine; they want Israel to be an exclusively Jewish state; and they want democracy, these three demands cannot be realized together.  And so the dilemma.

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