Does Gaza Need a Gandhi?


Tensions boiled over between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza this week. And once again, it played out violently.  While Canada has listed Hamas as a terrorist organization - the creation of a Palestinian state alongside a safe and secure Israel is something this country supports. A Palestinian state is among Hamas' goals. And despite the sometimes violent differences of opinion between the factions of Palestinian leadership in Gaza and the West Bank - an independent state is one thing they can all agree on.
But how to get there? By launching rockets? Negotiations? A United Nations bid? What about non-violence? Could a Palestinian Gandhi deliver statehood? Professor Wendy Pearlman has explored whether or not a non-violent movement could work for Palestinians.  She's a poli sci prof at Northwestern University and the author of Violence, Nonviolence, and the Palestinian National Movement. She's was in Chicago.
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