Asher Susser talks to 'Here and Now' about the current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations

Asher Susser

Asher Susser, senior fellow on the Robert and Myra Kraft Chair in Arab Politics at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, spoke about the current, stressed state of Israeli-Palestinian relations and problems with the Obama administration's approach to the situation recently on the National Public Radio program "Here & Now." You can listen to the show here.
Susser, is also a senior researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University. He was director of the Tel Aviv center in 1989-1995 and 2001-2007. His areas of specialization include the history and politics of Jordan and the Palestinians, religion and state in the Middle East, and Arab-Israeli issues.

His most recent publication, "The Rise of Hamas in Palestine and the Crisis of Secularism in the Arab World" (PDF), inaugurated a new series of Crown Center essays. In this work Susser argues that the rise of Hamas as part of a regional phenomenon in which relatively secular Arab and Palestinian nationalism is in decline, while Islamist leaders and sentiments are on the rise.

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