Independent Thinking special: Will the US continue to support Israel?

As Israel appears poised to launch an offensive in Rafah, Bronwen Maddox interviews a key figure in US foreign policy on the Middle East for over a decade, Ambassador Dennis Ross.

Audio Published 10 May 2024 30 minute listen

Dennis Ross

William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

On this episode

Bronwen is joined by Ambassador Dennis Ross, who engaged directly with both Israeli and Palestinian parties in peace negotiations under multiple US presidents and was instrumental in brokering agreements between them, including the ‘Oslo II’ accord of 1995 and the 1997 Hebron Accord. 

They discuss topics including the US-Israel relationship, what pressure President Biden can exert on Benjamin Netanyahu over a possible invasion of Rafah, global protests against Israeli action in Gaza and whether any hope remains for a deal to end the conflict.

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Independent Thinking is a weekly international affairs podcast hosted by our director Bronwen Maddox, in conversation with leading policymakers, journalists, and Chatham House experts providing insight on the latest international issues.

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