Connections Episode 8
Europe and the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Anders Persson and Dianna Buttu
On Wednesday, 7 July Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Anders Persson and Diana Buttu about the role of Europe in the Arab-Israeli conflict. This episode of Connections Podcast examines the development of European Union policy in this regard, its motives, objectives, and impact.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Anders Persson is a specialist on the role of the European Union in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He has written three books on this topic, of which the latest is EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967–2019 (Edinburgh University Press, 2020). His analysis of EU Middle East policy is regularly featured in Swedish and international media.
Diana Buttu is a Haifa-based lawyer and analyst. She was previously a legal advisor to the PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department. She is a frequent media commentator and has authored numerous articles and opinion pieces on Israeli policy towards the Palestinian people.
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.
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