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The Limits of Force in Israel‐​Palestine

The Israeli‐​Palestinian conflict has erupted again, but the politics in both Israel and the United States on this longstanding issue appear to be undergoing change. Jeremy Pressman, a political scientist at the University of Connecticut and an expert on the conflict, explains the historical context of the recent outbreak in violence, argues the cycle of military force undermines the objectives of both sides, and discusses the current tensions in the U.S.-Israeli relationship in this episode of the CATO Institute's Power Problems Podcast.

Spring 2021 Al Noor Call for Submissions

Al Noor, Boston College's Middle Eastern Studies Journal, is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2021 issue through Monday, March 22, 2021. We are interested in considering your students' research papers, senior theses, perspectives pieces, editorials, and photo essays, if you could forward this email to your circles.

Al Noor is the only undergraduate-run publication represented each year at the MESA (Middle Eastern Studies Association) conference and is archived in the Library of Congress. Our mission is to shine a non-partisan and unbiased light on the myriad cultures, histories, and perspectives that comprise the Middle East. Previous issues have been distributed across the US and Europe, as well as in Afghanistan, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Lebanon, Yemen, Turkey, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Israel, and Palestine. Possible topics for submission are any subject pertaining to the Middle East, including but not limited to history, religion, culture, art, and politics.

Submissions should be sent to bcalnoor@gmail.com. Each paper should be submitted in Microsoft Word format. Academic papers should be approximately 8,000 words in length. Papers should be formatted with endnotes and a complete bibliography.

Students can also submit a photo essay of at least 10 images from their travel and/or research in the Middle East.

Past issues can be viewed at www.bcalnoor.org.

Thank you very much,

Al Noor Staff