A Palestinian child stands outside a vandalized mosque in the West Bank town of Jabaa, June 19, 2012. Acts of vandalism against Palestinian property are perpetrated by radical settlers in retaliation for government settlement policy that they oppose.
Playing with Fire: "Price-Tag" Violence in Israel and the West Bank
Brown Bag Lunch
Series: International Security Brown Bag Seminar
Open to the Public - Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369
March 21, 2013
|Speakers:||Ehud Eiran, Former Associate, International Security Program, 2010–2011; Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2005–2010|
|Peter Krause, Former Research Fellow, International Security Program, 2010–2011|
Related Project: International Security
The burning of Palestinian mosques, intimidating graffiti on the homes of political activists, and the destruction of equipment at Israeli military bases: this is "price-tag"(tag mehir). But who are the perpetrators and what are their objectives? Does the "price-tag" phenomenon represent a break from the past, or a continuation? With no resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the horizon, can a relatively small number of scattered attacks lead to a new intifada? Can the attacks change Israeli government policy towards the settlers? Or is "price-tag" doomed to failure and irrelevance? This presentation will address these questions and explore the causes, effects, and implications of "price-tag."
Please join us! Coffee and tea provided. Everyone is welcome, but admittance will be on a first come–first served basis.
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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
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