october, 2023

10oct19:0020:00Palestine - Israel: Shattered status quo?


Event Description


On October 7, Hamas launched a surprise attack on Israel. The scale, the nature, and geographic length of this attack was unprecedented. It has caught Israel and international community off guard. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed a war as response. To demonstrate the gravity of this attack, many resorted to historical analogies. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Egypt and Syria’s 1973 attack on Israel, many drew parallel between this latest attack and the Yom Kippur war. Some even likened it to the events of 1948. Setting aside these historical precedents, one thing is already clear: The prevailing national, regional, and international status quo on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been fundamentally shattered. With it, the idea that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is no longer the core issue of regional politics in the Middle East and that the Arab-Israeli normalization can proceed with no regard to the Palestinian question. At this stage, it is crucial to disentangle how we have arrived and where we go from here.


  • Wadah Khanfar, President of Al Sharg Forum
  • Francesca Albanese, The UN Special Rapporteur on Palestine
  • Fadi Quran, Campaign Director, Avaaz
  • David Hearst, Editor in chief, Middle East Eye


Galip Dalay, Oxford Universitv

Date & Time: 

10 October 2023

19:00-20:00 (Istanbul time)

Location: Zoom 

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