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‘The targets were overwhelmingly civilians’: Janice Gross Stein on the surprise attack on Israel and the best historical analogy to the crisis

Fire and smoke rise following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Oct. 7, 2023. Fatima Shbair/AP Photo.

This episode of Hub Dialogues features The Hub‘s executive director Rudyard Griffiths in conversation with Janice Gross Stein, the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the department of political science at the University of Toronto, about the surprise attack launched by Hamas terrorists on Israel early on Saturday morning, killing at least 250 Israelis.

The two discuss the unprecedented attack launched by Hamas, why the 1973 Yom Kippur War isn’t a good historical analogy for the current situation and why pouring ground troops into Gaza may be a bad idea for Israel.

You can listen to this episode of Hub Dialogues on Acast, Amazon, Apple, Google, and Spotify. The Ira Gluskin And Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation and The Linda Frum & Howard Sokolowski Charitable Foundation.

You can also read our Q&A with leading author, journalist, and thinker David Frum about what happens next in the region and what the response should be in Canada and the rest of the world.

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