On August 13, 2020, the UAE and Israel signed a peace agreement normalising relations. Then on September 11, Bahrain joined the agreement. These are called the Abraham Accords and has led to a drive for normalisation of relations with other countries, including Sudan and Morocco. What do these “Abraham Accords” mean for security in the region and for the future of the Palestinian people? What are the solutions to the Israel-Palestine conflict? What are the alternatives to a two-state solution? Should the focus for Palestinians be on their civil rights? Doug Becker speaks with Laurie A. Brand, Mira Sucharov and Hamoud Salhi.

Laurie A. Brand is a Professor of International Relations and Middle East Studies at the University of Southern California. He is an expert in the international relations of the Middle East and is the author of Palestinians in the Arab World: Institution Building and the Search for State.

Mira Sucharov is a Professor of Political Science at Carlton University. She is an expert in Israeli-Palestinian relations and is the co-editor of Borders and Belonging: A Memoir.

Hamoud Salhi is a Professor of Political Science and Middle East Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills.



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