The War in Gaza through the Prism of History: An Interview with Historian Rashid Khalidi

The Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University, historian Rashid Khalidi discusses  the current Israel-Hamas war in the context of the past century of Israeli settler colonialism and Palestinian resistance.  The current war has seen Israel push Palestinians in Gaza from the north to the south and is another step in a process of ethnic cleansing and depopulation long pursued by Zionist forces and the Israeli state, with the support first of Great Britain and later the United States. Khalidi notes the growth of Hamas stems from the failure of the U.S. -sponsored peace process over the past 30 years to deliver an independent Palestinian state. He says one-sided U.S. support for Israel has considently undermined the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.




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