Max Blumenthal - The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

In this first-hand report on the July 2014 eruption of the decades-old Israel-Palestine conflict, Blumenthal, winner of the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Notable Book Award for Goliath and a frequent contributor of journalism and video documentaries to forums ranging from The New York Times to The Guardian to Al Jazeera English, looks closely at the political causes and the human consequences of fifty-one days of Israeli assaults on Gaza. The operations claimed 2,200 lives—mostly Palestinian, including 500 children—and displaced some 300,000. None of this was necessary, Blumenthal argues, but the testimonies of radicalized officials and resentful civilians bear ominous signs of the next clash.

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