Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians, by Ilan Pappe

Described by a UN fact-finding mission as "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population," Israel's Operation Cast Lead thrust the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict. 

Primary Sources: Coverage in Context Media and the Middle East

Joe Sacco, comic artist, journalist, author, and illustrator of Footnotes in Gaza, Palestine, and Safe Area Gorazde, will be in conversation with NYU Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies faculty member Zachary Lockman, a historian whose works include Contending Visions of the Middle East: The History and Politics of Orientalism, Comrades and Enemies: Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine, 1906-1948, and with Joel Beinin, Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954.