Dov Waxman is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation Professor of Israel Studies and the director of the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli politics and foreign policy, U.S.-Israel relations, American Jewish politics, and contemporary antisemitism. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, and his B.A. from Oxford University. He has had visiting fellowships at Oxford University, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the author of four books: The Pursuit of Peace and The Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (2006), Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (2011), Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel (2016), and most recently, The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: What Everyone Needs to Know (2019). His writing has also been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Slate, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and The Washington Quarterly.
Hamas assault echoes 1973 Arab-Israeli war – a shock attack and questions of political, intelligence culpability
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