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Resources: The Israel-Hamas War

Updated: 5 days ago

Southern aerial view of the Temple Mount (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת‎, Har HaBáyit, Arabic: الحرم الشريف‎, al-Haram al-Šarīf), showing, Al-Aqsa Mosque (Hebrew: הַר הַבַּיִת‎, Arabic: المسجد الأقصى المبارك‎) in the Old City of Jerusalem (Hebrew: העיר העתיקה‎, Arabic: البلدة القديمة‎). Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered to be the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina. The Temple Mount, which is called by Muslims Al-Aqsa Mosque, is considered to be the premier holy site in Judaism as it is the place where the first and second Temples stood. (Andrew Shiva, CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED, via Wikimedia Commons)


The resources included in this list are not original to Track Two and do not in any way reflect any position on the events and individuals described and alluded to. Track Two attempts to present an aggregation of news media that reflects a variety of perspectives just as it informs its audiences of relevant coverage of certain international issues, including the Ukraine War.


UPDATED 11/29/2023:

  • What Was Hamas Thinking? (Foreign Policy)

  • 1200 political scientists call for ceasefire in Gaza (Foreign Policy)

  • Iran’s political factions aren't united on Hamas, or the Middle East (Responsible Statecraft)

  • Why Are Israelis So Averse to a Cease-fire in the War With Hamas? (Haaretz)

  • The Cease-fire in Gaza Feeds a Confluence of Iranian and American Interests (Haaretz)

  • 'Our Lives Have Been Destroyed': Temporary Cease-fire Offers Little Relief for Gazans Mourning Lost Family and homes (Haaretz)

  • The people of Gaza need a water ceasefire (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

  • A ceasefire is far from lasting peace – a national security expert on the Israel-Hamas deal (The Conversation)

  • Israel and Russia: The End of a Friendship? (Carnegie)

  • Jordan’s Redline on Admitting Palestinians Is Unlikely to Change (Carnegie)

  • Extend the Cease-Fire in Gaza—but Don’t Stop There (Foreign Affairs)

  • What Do Palestinians Think of Their Own Leaders? (Foreign Affairs)



  • What Does the Conflict in the Middle East Mean for Ukraine? (The Moscow Times)

  • Podcast: What Does Russia Stand to Gain From the Israel-Hamas War? (Carnegie)

  • Why Is Israel’s Netanyahu Still Groveling to Putin and Russia? (Haaretz)

  • The Take: Ukraine and Gaza wars – is there a double standard at play? (Al Jazeera)

  • She Left Ukraine for Gaza. Now She Has to Choose Between Two Wars (Haaretz)

  • Why Russia and Hamas Are Growing Closer (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

  • Russian Propaganda Seizes on West's 'Double Standards' as Israeli Strikes Pound Gaza (The Moscow Times)Israeli soldiers from Russia and Ukraine describe the start of a new war in the Middle East (Meduza)

  • Driven From Home by War, Russian Emigres in Israel Resolve to Stay Despite Hamas Attacks (The Moscow Times)

  • Ukrainians trapped in besieged Gaza: 'We are constantly bombed' (The Kyiv Independent)

  • Ukrainians stand with Israel amid war with Hamas, despite grievances (Al Jazeera)

  • Kremlin’s Passive Stance On Israel-Hamas War Risks Damaging Its Relationship With Israel (The Moscow Times)A brief history of Russia’s relationship with Hamas (Meduza)

  • What Will Russia Do With Gaza Chaos? (Foreign Policy)

  • How Have Russian Officials, State Media Figures Reacted to the Outbreak of War in Israel? (The Moscow Times)

  • Russia Played Both Israel and Hamas. Will Moscow Take a Side? (The Moscow Times)

  • Moscow blasts US approach to Israel-Palestine violence (RT)

  • ‘We, Like Ukraine, Are Now at War’ – Exclusive Interview with Israeli Ambassador Michael Brodsky (Kyiv Post)


  • BBC’s emergency Gaza radio broadcasts show why World Service mustn’t rely on digital technology (The Conversation)

  • How Telegram Became a Terrifying Weapon in the Israel-Hamas War (Wired)


  • The Best Books for Understanding the Israel-Hamas War (Foreign Policy)

  • Gaza Shows the Difference Between International Law and the “Rules-Based International Order” (The Nation)

  • Transcript: Ezra Klein Interviews Sharon Brous (New York Times)

  • A Population Transfer Under the Cover of War: A Visit to the Forsaken Land of Settler Militias (Haaretz)

  • How Would a Humanitarian Pause Work in Gaza? (The New Yorker)

  • More than one journalist per day is dying in the Israel-Gaza conflict. This has to stop (The Conversation)

  • 'The Problem Is You, Not Hamas': Hostages' Families Lash Out at Israeli Government (Haaretz)

  • Gaza’s Best Chance at Peace (Foreign Policy)

  • The Middle East Has Locked Itself in a Slaughterhouse (Foreign Policy

  • Israel Must Destroy Hamas’s Tunnels (Foreign Affairs)

  • This War Won’t Solve the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Foreign Policy)

  • It’s Feminist to Demand a Ceasefire in Israel–Palestine (The Intercept)

  • What Happens to Gaza After the War? (Foreign Policy)

  • In the Middle East, Despair Is Not an Option (The New Yorker)

  • Israel’s Netanyahu suspends minister for suggesting a nuclear weapons option in Gaza (Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists)

  • Israeli Forces ‘Tightening Noose’ in Gaza City as War Enters Second Month (The New York Times)

  • What You Need to Know About the Israel-Hamas War (Foreign Policy)

  • Why Hamas Attacked—and Why Israel Was Taken by Surprise (Foreign Affairs)

  • Could the Attack on Israel Spell the End of Hamas? (The New Yorker)

  • The Gaza Strip − why the history of the densely populated enclave is key to understanding the current conflict (The Conversation)

  • Hamas assault echoes 1973 Arab-Israeli war – a shock attack and questions of political, intelligence culpability (The Conversation)

  • Hamas has achieved what it wanted by attacking Israel: terror, escalation, and disruption to the international order (The Conversation)

  • Why Al-Aqsa remains a sensitive site in Palestine-Israel conflict (The Conversation)

  • Dispatch from Jerusalem: How does this end? (Chatham House)

  • The Israel-Hamas War Is Drowning X in Disinformation (Wired)


  • Pay Attention to the Arab Public Response to the Israel-Hamas War (Carnegie)

  • How Qatar Became the World’s Go-To Hostage Negotiator (The New Yorker)

  • Is Washington Responsible for What Israel Does With American Weapons? (Foreign Affairs)

  • Macron Breaks Ranks With the West on Israel-Hamas War (Foreign Policy)

  • How US, Hezbollah interests align amid Gaza war (Responsible Statecraft)

  • Arab Peace Initiative II: How Arab Leadership Could Design a Peace Plan in Israel and Palestine (Carnegie)

  • Hezbollah's Dangerous Play Might Trigger a Second, Full-scale War in Israel's North (Haaretz)

  • The West’s Incoherent Critique of Israel’s Gaza Strategy (Foreign Policy)

  • The Israel-Hamas War Is Dividing Europe’s Left (Foreign Policy)

  • How the Israel-Hamas war is destabilizing the Horn of Africa (Responsible Statecraft)

  • Israel-Hamas War: The Regional Ripple Effects (Foreign Policy)

  • Gaza divides the world along faultlines set by Ukraine war (Al Jazeera)

  • How Hamas Angled for Russia-China Support (The National Interest)

  • How the Global South is reacting to events in Israel and Gaza today (Responsible Statecraft)

  • Israel-Palestine conflict divides South African politicians – what their responses reveal about historical alliances (The Conversation)

  • EU backtracks on previous suspension of Palestinian development aid (Al Jazeera)


  • 35 Israeli Jewish and Arab Rights Groups Call for Ceasefire, Hostage Deal, Political Solution to Conflict (Haaretz)

  • A Father Reckons with the Hostage-Taking of His Family in Southern Israel (The New Yorker)

  • Gaza Is a Nightmare Today, but We Will Not Stop Dreaming of Freedom (The Nation)

  • ‘A wave of terror:’ Hamas attack brings back haunting memories of war for Ukrainians in Israel (The Kyiv Independent)

  • ‘They will not break us:’ How Israelis feel about a new war with Hamas (RT)

  • ‘We are completely shocked by the damage’: What are ordinary people in Gaza saying about Israel’s retaliation? (RT)


  • Top Jerusalem Theater Freezes Production After Writer Accuses Israel of 'Genocide' in Gaza (Haaretz)

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