Podcast, Transcript & More with Rabbi Marc Gopin, Ph.D.

The Crisis in Gaza:
An on-the ground Report from Jerusalem

Dr. Marc Gopin, rabbi, author, lecturer and conflict-resolution expert, speaks from Jerusalem where he is meeting with Israeli, Palestinian, and Israeli Arab leaders and activists of every stripe. In this conference call, he provides his on-the-ground perspective of the recent upsurge in violence in Gaza and southern Israel and the need for U.S. leadership. 

To listen to the pocast, go to:


To read the transcript:


To read Rabbi Gopin on the U.S. role in creating the crises:


Recommended Reading:

MarcGopin.com – Rabbi Gopin’s personal blog

What Exactly is Pro-Israel? by Marc Gopin. Common Ground News Service. June 12, 2008

Mideast Peace Talks After Bush’s Visit: Analysis by Marc Gopin. Canadian Television. May 18, 2008


Dr. Marc Gopin is the director of George Mason University's Center on Religion, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution and a senior researcher at the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy's Institute for Human Security. His particular emphasis is on the role religion and culture play in conflict, and in achieving lasting resolution between peoples and nations.

Widely recognized for his lectures and trainings on peacemaking strategies, Gopin has worked in Ireland, Israel, and India, and has presented at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Princeton Universities. He has also engaged in back channel diplomacy with religious, political, and military figures on both sides of entrenched conflicts, especially in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Dr. Gopin is the author of Between Eden and Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence and Peacemaking (Oxford University Press, 2000), as well as Holy War, Holy Peace (Oxford University Press, 2002). He has appeared in many media outlets, including CNN, The Jim Lehrer News Hour, NPR, The International Herald Tribune, and The Christian Science Monitor.

Dr. Gopin was ordained as a rabbi at Yeshiva University in 1983 and received a Ph.D. in religious ethics from Brandeis University in 1993.

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