Approaching Conflicts
Contexts, Perspectives, and Values in Israel Education

Operation Protective Edge

As long as Palestinians remain divided, it will be difficult for any leader to sell to the Palestinian people a peace agreement with Israel. Absent such an agreement, lifting the closure and jump-starting Gaza’s reconstruction can do much to avert the next war.

The reconstruction of Gaza after the summer of 2014 was moving at a glacial pace with only a tiny amount of the promised rebuilding materials delivered.

At Hadar Goldin’s funeral in Kfar Saba, Israel, a slim casket draped by an Israeli flag was lowered into the ground. But the body of Goldin, a 23-year-old soldier, was 50 miles away in Gaza, where it was held captive by Hamas since the 2014 war with Israel.

In an interview with Etgar Keret on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, released June 16, 2015, Gross explores numerous personal subjects that relate to Keret's memoir, The Seven Good Years, the time between the birth of his son and the loss of his father.

The NY Times Sunday Book review featured Etgar Keret after the release of his book, The Seven Good Years: A Memoir. Published on July 9, 2015, the article provides insights into Etgar Keret as a writer, reader, Israeli, former IDF soldier, and peace seeker.  

Tom Ashbrook, a radio host of On Point on National Public Radio, comments on the conflict in Gaza that took place in the summer of 2014, emphasizing that "The battle over Gaza, Hamas, and Israel is not only played out in bomb shelters and obliterated streets. More than ever this time, it is p

On June 12, 2014, Palestinian terrorists kidnapped three teenage boys (Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifra), who were hitchhiking outside Alon Shvut, a West Bank settlement not far from Jerusalem. One of the boys called a police emergency hotline and reported that they had bee

This worksheet provides questions to guide learners through the Karet/Kashua exchange of letters. Ask your students to review them before they begin to read, and then take notes on their own reactions—surprise, humor, anger, etc.

This worksheet provides questions to guide learners through Sayed Kashua's article, "Why I Have to Leave Israel." Ask your students to review them before they begin to read, and then take notes on what they find upsetting, aggravating, surprising, or insightful. After reading, instruct

This exchange of letters between Etgar Keret and Sayed Kashua is the first in a two-part series.