UBC experts are available to provide analysis of the bloodshed in the Middle East and its implications for the world.
Hani Faris, Dept. of Political Science
- The Middle East
- Author of This Heated Place on the Israel-Palestine conflict
- Has reported from Syria, Iran, Qatar, and Egypt
“The current hostilities are a response to Obama’s election win and Netanyahu’s pending election, an assertion on the world stage at a time when the eyes of the world were elsewhere,” said Campbell by email to UBC Public Affairs. “We saw this movie four years ago, but the context now is different, and riskier.”
Alfred Hermida, School of Journalism
- The use of social media by Israel and Hamas
- Covered Egypt and Libya for the BBC from 1991-95
“Through its sophisticated social media campaign, Israel is seeking to control the message and frame how the assault is covered,” wrote Hermida on his blog. “Twenty years after CNN brought the Gulf War into our living rooms, Israel and Hamas are now bypassing the news media with Twitter and Instagram.”
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