For a week straight Israel and Hamas have been locked in nonstop air strikes, leaving over 400 dead and 2,000 wounded. Wars between Israel and Palestine have flared up for over the last 40 years. How long is this particular history destined to repeat itself? And, this time around, what countries are positioned to come out ahead? For a look at the worldwide ripple effects of this latest conflict, we turn to Noah Feldman. Noah Feldman is a law professor at Harvard University and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine. He’s also the author of The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State.
"The way for him to capitalize is to do something he's gotten very good at, which is to criticize the Arab states for talking a good game on behalf of the Palestinians and doing very little for the Palestinians."
— Harvard Law School's Noah Feldman on Iranian President Ahmadinejad's role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict