“Israel’s Wars with Hamas: Lessons Learned from Asymmetric Wars”

The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program will host a talk by Yael Aronoff, the Michael and Elaine Serling and Friends Chair of Israel Studies and associate professor at James Madison University.

Aronoff will present “Israel’s Wars with Hamas: Lessons Learned from Asymmetric Wars” Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Centre (25700 Science Park Drive, Beachwood).

Aronoff’s talk will reflect on lessons learned from Israel’s three wars with Hamas in 1968, 2012 and 2014, and the tensions that continue today. She will examine the challenges Israel faces in navigating dilemmas posed by conflict with non-state actors, who dress as civilians and strike from within their own civilian population.

She also will explore how Israel’s army tries to manage the tension between deterring attacks, while also responding to various pressures for restraint. The wars the United States is fighting with the Taliban and ISIS, although entailing many differences, offer a useful framework for comparison.

The cost for members of the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program or the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is $5, and $10 nonmembers.

Register through the Siegal Lifelong Learning Program website.

This event is made possible with the generous support of the Academic Engagement Network and is co-sponsored by Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University.