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The United States and Israeli policy in the Occupied Territories: from Johnson to Trump

Date & Time:
January 15, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Science A 109, University of Calgary
Dr. Shaiel Ben-Ephraim, Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
Dr. Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

As the primary mediator of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the U.S. has long insisted Israel will have to trade 'land for peace.' However, some accuse the U.S. of merely pretending to oppose the occupation. What is the real policy of the United States towards? What role does the 'Israel lobby' play in this? How does the Trump administration and its recent announcement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel fit into wider trends?

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim is a postdoctoral fellow at the Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where he is writing a book manuscript on the role of Israeli settlements in U.S.-Israeli relations. Shaiel is the 2015 winner of the Kimmerling Prize. He recently finished his PhD at the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary. Shaiel also writes a regular column for the Asia Times.

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