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The Big Squeeze: An End to the War?

Episode 8 of Israel Update: Gadi and Mike discuss the pincer movement that Prime Minister Netanyahu faces from his domestic rivals and the White House.

Michael Doran
Gadi Taub
January 22, 2024
Israel Update
Israel Update is a video podcast hosted by Israeli historian and political commentator Gadi Taub and Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. The show offers news from the ground as well as an unparalleled insider perspective on the war.
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s domestic rivals are organizing protests demanding the immediate return of the hostages by means of a deal with Hamas. At the same time, the White House is working to advance just such a deal while also criticizing Netanyahu for failing to embrace a revitalized Palestinian Authority as the best way to bring peace and security to Israel. Most Israelis reject the terms of a deal that are on offer. Even more reject the Palestinian Authority. But there’s a powerful elite that wants to impose it, and the cracks in the coalition are beginning to show. Plus, it’s hard to say no to the United States.

Michael Doran is Director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East and a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.

Gadi Taub is an author, historian, and op-ed columnist. He is co-host of Tablet’s Israel Update podcast.