Webinar invite: The Past, Present and Future of Israel/Palestine

H-PAD members & supporters,

Next Tuesday, the 21st of November @ 7pm EST, H-PAD and our partners at Massachusetts Peace Action are hosting a historical webinar on the recent eruption of violence in Israel/Palestine. We invite you all to attend, and to share this invitation widely with your friends and colleagues. You can register for the event at this link, or by visiting the event description on the MAPA website here.

The Hamas attacks in Israel and Israel’s war on and invasion of Gaza are the latest rounds in a long-running conflict. In this webinar, three leading historians of the region will explore how we got here; what is fueling the present conflict; and what we in the United States can do.


  • Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan and a specialist on the Middle East. He has maintained a weblog, Informed Comment, since 2002.
  • Sherene Seikaly is Associate Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her book Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine (Stanford University Press, 2016) explores economy, territory, the home, and the body. She is co-editor of the Stanford Studies Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures Series, the Journal of Palestine Studies, and Jadaliyya.


  • Zachary Lockman is Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and History at NYU. He has done a great deal of research and writing on the history of Palestine.

This will be a great event, and we hope to see many of you there.

With our best wishes,

Margaret Power and Van Gosse, co-chairs, Historians for Peace and Democracy