The Israel-Hamas War

The Israel/Hamas war is a horrific and terrifying situation for the people on the ground in the region, but also for peacebuilders and policy makers watching from afar.  In addition to the extreme loss of life and damage to infrastructure, the war threatens to upend international relations around the globe, and could, conceivably, lead to a much broader war, perhaps involving the super-powers of the U.S., Russia, and China. It is also upending internal politics in the United States as the Left, particularly is split over who is to blame, who should be supported, and how the U.S. should respond. We are starting this compilation of newsletters on these topics here, in reverse order, with the newest posts on top. 

  • Newsletter 242 - June 6, 2024 - Peter Coleman: The Great Reset
  • Newsletter 240 - May 27, 2024 - Guy and Heidi Burgess's Thoughts on Memorial Day and Louis Kriesberg on Seeing a Way Out of The Gaza War
  • Newsletter 235 - May 13, 2024 Crisis, Contradiction, Certainty, and Contempt
  • Newsletter 219 - March 14, 2024 - Gaza, Ukraine, Increasing Global Tensions, and the Nature of War
  • Newsletter 217 - March 8, 2024 - Bari Weiss: What it Means to Choose Freedom, Supplemented by Franklin Foer and the Burgesses
  • Newsletter 211 - February 22, 2024 - Lou Kriesberg, Deborah Laufer, and Ashok Panikkar: Hopeful Thoughts About What Could Be, Contrasted with Darker Thoughts About What Is
  • Newsletter 208 - February 12, 2024 Reader Responses on the Israel/Hamas War and Reconciliation and Justice
  • Newsletter 204 - February 1, 2024 - More Comments on Growing Strawberries on Coconut Trees
  • Newsletter 201 - January 25, 2024 - More Reader Comments On Israel and Intractable Identity Conflicts more Broadly
  • Newsletter 198 - January 19, 2024 - The Israeli / Hamas War: Understanding the Larger "Larger Context" - Part 2
  • Newsletter 197 - January 17, 2024 - The Israeli / Hamas War: Understanding the Larger "Larger Context" - Part 1
  • Newsletter 194 - January 12, 2024 - Does the Concept of Ripeness Apply to the Israel/Hamas War?
  • Newsletter 193 - January 10, 2024 - Deborah Laufer and Katja Rieger on Peacebuilding, Israel/Hamas, and Future Visioning
  • Newsletter 191 - January 5, 2024 - Growing Strawberries on Coconut Trees: The Nature of Peace and Peacebuilding in a Collectivist and Illiberal World
  • Newsletter 186 - December 17, 2023 - Jack Williams and the Burgesses Discuss the Israel/Hamas War - Part 2
  • Newsletter 185 - December 16, 2023 - Jack Williams and the Burgesses Discuss the Israel/Hamas War - Part 1
  • Newsletter 183 - December 11, 2023 Intersectionality Can Be Beneficial to Peacebuilding: Jay Rothman
  • Newsletter 181 - December 9, 2023 - Is Intersectionality Dangerous or Benign? Colin Rule Weighs In.
  • Newsletter 180 - December 6, 2023 - Lisa Schirch's 5-Point Peace Plan for Israel, Hamas, and the Palestinians More Broadly + Katja Rieger's Comments
  • Newsletter 178 - November 29, 2023 - Colleague and Context Posts for the Week of November 26, 2023 (This was partly focused on Israel/Hamas, partly on other topics)
  • Newsletter 177 - November 19, 2023 - Colleague and Context Posts for the Week of November 19, 2023 (This was partly focused on Israel/Hamas, partly on other topics)
  • Newsletter 176 - November 15, 2023 - The Israel/Hamas War: A Perfect Storm of Complexity and Chaos
  • Newsletter 175 - November 15, 2023 - Intersectionality, Israel, and Peacebuilding: How Do They Mix?
  • Newsletter 174 - November 10, 2023 - More On the Israel/Hamas War from Contributors
  • Newsletter 172 - November 5, 2023 - Colleague and Context Posts for the Week of November 5, 2023 (This was partly focused on Israel/Hamas, partly on other topics)
  • Newsletter 171 - November 3, 2023 Colleagues' Thoughts about the Israel/Hamas War - Part 1
  • Newsletter 168 - October 29, 2023 - Julia Chaitin, Israeli Peacebuilder, on the Israeli-Gazan War
  • Newsletter 166 - October 24, 2023 - Special Edition of Colleague and Context Posts: The 2023 Israel-Hamas War
  • Newsletter 165 - October 23, 2023 - Israel, Hamas, Evil, and the Bad-faith Actor Problem