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Available Expert - Should Canada step in to help ease tensions in the middle east?

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Queen’s University historian Ariel Salzmann (History) is available to talk about the escalating tensions in the middle east. Dr. Salzmann is an associate professor, with a research focus on Islamic and world history.

There has been escalating tensions between Israeli citizens and the Palestinian Arab inhabitants in East Jerusalem during Islam's holy month of Ramadan, threatening the stability throughout the region. This has now triggered large scale armed conflict between Hamas militants in Gaza and the Israeli military.

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This is the latest back-and-forth in the decades-long violence due to conflicting claims over the city of Jerusalem.  Dr. Salzmann can speak to whether Canada needs to take issue with Israel’s role in the escalating violence.


To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer  Julie Brown ( 343-363-2763 or Julie.brown@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.  


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