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Peace by Peace

Pyotr Stegny – Russian Ambassador to Israel, 2007 to 2011

The jet fighters are back at their airbases, and troops are heading home from the Gaza Strip border. With a little help from friends in Egypt, both Hamas and Israel have worked out an armistice, but it’s hard to believe the violence has stopped for good. The Israel-Gaza conflict is nothing new, and looks like a neverending vicious cycle. But the most recent hostilities were a bit different, as they took place in a different, post-Arab spring, Middle East. So, what are we to expect when the dust in Gaza settles? Will the cease-fire last for long and will the Gaza border ever be safe? We’ll discuss these issues with the former Russian ambassador to Israel and one of the most competent Mideast experts in Russia: Pyotr Stegniy.