The Middle East Institute is proud to host Greg Myre and Jennifer Griffin for a discussion about the ongoing challenges in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on their knowledge and experiences recounted in their new book, This Burning Land: Lessons from the Front Lines of the Transformed Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Myre and Griffin, journalists who are husband and wife, traveled to Jerusalem in 1999 in hopes of finally seeing Middle East peace. Instead, the pair watched as violence in the area escalated and the peace process disintegrated. They will discuss their experiences in the region as well as their insights into the motivation behind various actors in the conflict ranging from Israeli settlers to Palestinian suicide bombers. They will address the conflict's great paradox: that Israel, with its powerful military and economy, cannot end the feud, and the Palestinians, despite broad international support, cannot achieve statehood.

Speakers: Greg Myre, Jennifer Griffin