The Levant, part of the Fertile Crescent region and located in the eastern Mediterranean, encompasses the countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine/Israel, Syria, and Turkey. This page features an archive of publications, events, and digital media content produced by Arab Center Washington DC covering issues relevant to this region of the Arab world.

Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelUS Domestic Politics and Elections

    If Biden Drops Out, Where Do Democrats Go on Israel-Gaza War?

    Jul 17, 2024Ethan Mayer-Rich

    On the heels of a disappointing presidential debate performance, much has been made of whether the Democratic Party will replace Joe Biden on the ticket this N…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelSecurity and Defense

    Explosive Remnants of War in Gaza: A Long-Term Threat to Palestinian Life

    Jul 17, 2024Yara M. Asi

    Before Israel’s current war on Gaza, the deadliest of the previous four Israeli assaults on the Strip occurred in 2014. Over 50 days, Israel killed at least 2,…

  • Policy Analysis
    Palestine/IsraelGlobal Health and Health Policy

    The Lancet and Genocide By “Slow Death” in Gaza

    Jul 12, 2024John Quigley

    A recent survey of Middle East scholars found that most regard Israel’s actions in Gaza since October 2023 either as “genocide” (34 percent) or as “major war c…

  • Policy Analysis
    LebanonMigrants, Refugees, and IDPs

    Lebanon Needs Help in Dealing with Its Syrian Refugees

    Jul 10, 2024Imad K. Harb

    The dangerous saber-rattling and bloody confrontations between Hezbollah and Israel have partly obscured serious domestic challenges facing Lebanon and the car…

Multimedia

  • Podcast
    Palestine/IsraelJustice, Equality, and Human Rights

    The West Bank in the Crosshairs

    Jul 16, 2024

    Mariam Barghouti and Yousef Munayyer discuss the dangerous situation in the West Bank, as well as how Palestinians are experiencing an unprecedented rise in Is…

  • Expert Interview
    Palestine/IsraelConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Centrality of Jerusalem in the Gaza War and Its Aftermath

    Jul 3, 2024

    Khalil E. Jahshan and Daniel Seidemann discuss the situation in #Jerusalem within the context of the Gaza war.

  • Event Video
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Israel’s Global Isolation: International Decisions in the Wake of Israel’s War on Gaza

    Jun 27, 2024

    Experts discuss Israel's isolation and the decisions taken against it by the international community in the wake of its war on Gaza.

  • Fresh Take
    LebanonConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    The Israel-Hezbollah Skirmishes and the Risk of an All-Out War

    Jun 25, 2024

    Imad K. Harb discusses the tensions between Israel and Hezbollah and the implications of a war on Lebanon.

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelInternational Law

    Israel’s Global Isolation: International Decisions in the Wake of the Gaza War

    Jun 27, 2024

    Experts discuss Israel's international isolation in the wake of its assault on Gaza and the genocidal crimes it has committed in the Strip.

  • Webinar
    Palestine/IsraelUS Foreign Policy

    Biden’s Latest Peace Plan for Gaza: Impediments and Prospects

    Jun 13, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Experts discuss President Biden's recent proposal for a ceasefire and an end to the war on Gaza.

  • Conferences
    Palestine/IsraelMedia and Technology

    Covering Palestine: A Shireen Abu Akleh Memorial Symposium

    May 9, 2024

    Experts focus on the challenges of covering Palestine. The panels in this conference will focus on both the journalists at risk on the ground as well as an ass…

Experts

Dana El Kurd
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Dana El Kurd

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Gregory Aftandilian
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Gregory Aftandilian

Non-resident Fellow
Hanna Alshaikh
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Hanna Alshaikh

Palestine Project Coordinator
Imad K. Harb
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Imad K. Harb

Director of Research and Analysis
Khalil E. Jahshan
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Khalil E. Jahshan

Executive Director
Mustafa Gurbuz
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Mustafa Gurbuz

Non-resident Fellow
Patricia Karam
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Patricia Karam

Non-resident Fellow
Radwan Ziadeh
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Radwan Ziadeh

Senior Fellow
Rami G. Khouri
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Rami G. Khouri

Non-resident Senior Fellow
Tamara Kharroub
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Tamara Kharroub

Deputy Executive Director & Senior Fellow
Yara M. Asi
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Yara M. Asi

Non-resident Fellow
Yousef Munayyer
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Yousef Munayyer

Head of Palestine/Israel Program and Senior Fellow