Who is Hamas?
Prof. Elie Rekhess, one of Israel’s leading experts on Arab affairs,
assesses the nature of Israel’s relationship with Hamas and the
Palestinian Authority in light of the recent Gaza conflict. Rekhess, who
is Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies at Northwestern
University, examines the roots of Hamas’s efforts to “Islamize” the
Israel-Arab conflict and considers the chances for a return to a secular
concept of Israeli-Palestinian relations. Rekhess is introduced by
Kenneth Seeskin, the Northwestern’s Charles Deering McCormick Professor
of Teaching Excellence in the Department of Philosophy.