TITLE: A French Intifada? How France is importing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
SPEAKER: Dr. Marc Hecker, French Institute for International Relations
SPEAKER: Marc Hecker is a research fellow at Institut français des relations internationales (Ifri) and the deputy editor of the quarterly journal Politique étrangère. He holds a PhD in political science from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He published several books including War 2.0: Irregular Warfare in the Information Age (Praeger, 2009) and Intifada française? (Ellipses, 2012).
ABSTRACT: In 2000 the Second Intifada broke out. At the same time, France was confronted to dozens of anti-Semitic acts of violence, a phenomenon unprecedented since the Second World War. Ever since, every major crisis in the Middle East has fostered tensions in France, the European country with the largest Jewish and Muslim communities. Several other factors explain why French citizens are so sensitive to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Profs. Alex Samely and Daniel Langton (co-directors)
Dr. Jean-Marc Dreyfus (seminar convener)