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Shlomi Eldar - The Hamas Movement at a Crossroad: The Struggle between the Military and Political Wings


Shlomi Eldar - The Hamas Movement at a Crossroad: The Struggle between the Military and Political Wings

Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: 
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: 

8400 Baltimore Ave., Suite 250, College Park, MD 20740

On Thursday, March 26 at 4 p.m., journalist, author and filmmaker Shlomi Eldar will speak at START headquarters at the University of Maryland. Eldar's speech, which is co-sponsored by the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, will cover the strengthening of the Gaza blockade by Egypt after Operation Protective Edge and the survival tactics and political priorities of Hamas. The event is free and open to the public. 

Shlomi Eldar is a journalist-in-residence at the Gildenhorn Institute at the University of Maryland and a contributing writing for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse. For the past two decades, he has covered the Palestinian Authority and the Gaza Strip for Israeli television, and has reported on the emergence of Hamas.In 2007, he was awarded the Sokolov Prize, Israel's most important media award, for his work. He has published two books: "Eyeless in Gaza" (2005), which anticipated the Hamas victory in the subsequent Palestininan elections, and "Getting to Know Hamas" (2012) which analyzed the processes that Hamas went through since the assassination of the Shiek Ahmad Yassin by Israel and the decision to form a political party and to take control of the Gaza Strip. In 2011, Eldar was awarded the Ofir Price (the Israeli Oscar) for his documentary "Precious Life."