Gershon Shafir is Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego, and the founding director of its Human Rights Programme. He has served as President of the Association for Israel Studies and is the author or editor of ten books, among them A Half Century of Occupation: Israel, Palestine, and the World’s Most Intractable Conflict (University of California Press, 2017).
Our Voice of the Week is Dr Tamara Cofman Wittes, speaking at an IISS event in London, which asked: Is the US abandoning the Middle East? Dr Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The event was chaired by Emile Hokayem and took place on 4 March 2019.