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The Twelve Israeli Wars On Gaza

Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu from Sciences Po (Paris)

Jean-Pierre Filiu is professor of Middle East studies at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). He has held visiting professorships both at Columbia and Georgetown universities. He is the author of « Apocalypse in Islam » (University of California Press) and « The Arab Revolution » (Hurst). His last book, « Gaza, a History », has been published in September 2014 by Hurst.

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The 50-day long war Israel waged on Gaza, during the summer of 2014, has been far more devastating than the previous conflicts over this Palestinian territory. But it was neither unprecedented nor unpredictable. It is in fact the twelfth war Israel waged on Gaza. An overview of the past rounds of hostilities should help not only to understand the current crisis, but, more important, to find ways to break this seemingly endless cycle of violence.


Institute of Arabic and Islamic Studies