On October 7, Hamas launched the deadliest attack on Israeli civilians in the country’s history, resulting in the deaths of about 1,200 people  and an estimated 240 more abducted as hostages. Additionally, more than 15,000 Gazans have died since the outbreak of the war. 

On December 11, USIP hosted a conversation with U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) exploring his views on the current Israel-Hamas war. The discussion examined the imperatives and considerations in navigating a war against a belligerent like Hamas without punishing the multitude of innocent civilians who are not complicit in Hamas’ terrorism.

Continue the conversation on social media using the hashtag #USIPNewsmaker.

Speakers

Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR)
U.S. Senator from Arkansas

Roger Zakheim
Member, U.S. Institute of Peace Board of Directors; Washington Director, Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute

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