West Bank:  Stay or Go

June 22, 2021, 7:30 pm

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with Victor Asal

For the last 50+ years Israel has faced an existential decision of staying in Judea and Samaria or leaving the West Bank.    Israel has still not made a clear final decision on what it will do.  This presentation focuses on the security side of this decision (although it touches on the normative aspects as well) from both sides of the argument both at the basic security and current security perspective and from the Israeli and the Palestinian perspective.  

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Victor Asal is the director of the Center for Policy Research and a professor in the department of Political Science at the University at Albany SUNY. He is editor of the Journal of Political Science Education.  He is a Research Associate of the National Center for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).   His first area of research focuses on the choices of violence by nonstate actors.   He has worked to create organizational yearly datasets such as the Big Allied and Dangerous   Dataset that collects data on insurgent and terrorist organizations worldwide. Another is the Minorities at Risk Organizational Behavior   Dataset that collects data on both violent and nonviolent ethnopolitical minority organizations.   His second area of research focuses on the causes of political discrimination by states against sexual minorities, women and ethnic groups.  In addition, Prof. Asal has done work on using simulations to teach

Thank you to Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford , CT for sponsoring this program