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Understanding Gaza and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Sept. 2014 — During the intense days of "Operation Protective Edge," in an atmosphere of intimidation within Israel, thousands of Israelis nonetheless flooded the main squares of cities protesting the occupation of Palestinian territories and the massacres in Gaza. Prospects for ending the conflict and securing justice may seem more distant than ever, but Palestinian solidarity activism, Israeli voices declaring "Not in My Name," and Pope Francis's call for reconciliation offer pathways toward peace.