Why Did the Drums of War Beat?


Dr. Jenab Tutunji
Professorial Lecturer of Political Science, George Washington University

**A light lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Talk begins promptly at 1:00 p.m. 



Beginning with the 1956 war and ending with the Al Aqsa Intifada of 2000, Dr. Jenab Tutunji will provide a historical examination of events that looks at Israel’s justifications for war that have impeded peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

The picture that emerges is that the Israeli governments’ claim to moral righteousness in each and every case has provided legitimization of the political and social order in Israel, but has scapegoated Arabs and alienated Israelis from Palestinians, perhaps beyond repair. The Israeli “military cultural complex” has played a significant role in this process.


Biography of Speaker

Dr. Jenab Tutunji is an educator and former journalist. He currently teaches courses on the Middle East as Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at George Washington University and recently served as political/economic analyst at the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. In addition, Dr. Tutunji was Assistant Editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies and Deputy Managing Editor of the Jordan Times in the 1970s. He holds a PhD in political science from George Washington University and an M.A. in philosophy from the American University in Beirut.




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