South Asia and Beyond

Political Gains For Netanyahu, Hamas; No Two-State End State In Sight

NEW DELHI:  An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire is in place after 11 days of Israeli airstrikes and Hamas rocket attacks in the worst fighting between the two sides since 2014. At least 232 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli bombs, including 65 children, Gaza officials say. 12 people in Israel, including two children, were killed by Hamas rockets. In Gaza, about 91,000 Palestinians have also been displaced. On ‘Talking Point‘, Ambassador Navtej Sarna, India’s Former Envoy to the U.S., Israel and the UK and Author, ‘Indians at Herod’s Gate: A Jerusalem Tale’ and Professor Sumit Ganguly, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and the Rabindranath Tagore chair in Indian cultures and civilizations at Indiana University, Bloomington analyse the tenuous truce and the decades-long search for a peaceful solution. In conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi, the panelists also discuss the Biden administration’s foreign policy, how China has seized the opportunity at the UN to try and turn the tables on Washington, the role-if any-India can play and what the hostilities mean for the Abraham Accords.

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