Asan in the News

[Arirang Radio]  2015-10-23

The recent wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence and  BDS movement

Israel has been launching a wide scale of military crackdown on Palestinians, after the deadly attacks against Jews by Palestinians.

Fears of the escalating violence and of breaking out of 3rd Palestinian Intifada against Israel remain.

A global campaign against Israel, BDS Movement, has been receiving fresh attentions now.

1. How is the current situation of this new, massive conflict between Israel and Palestine?

2. The global community has been also involved with the Israel-Palestine conflict, but rather indirectly.

Could you introduce this critical international campaign, which is pro-Palestinian BDS Movement?

3. What is the assessment of this international BDS Movement against Israel?

4. What can be the implications of the current Israel-Palestine conflict and this global campaign against Israel for Korea?

* Good Morning Seoul (October 23, 2015)

About Experts

Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Middle East and North Africa Program / Center for Regional Studies

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang also serves as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Dr. Jang taught comparative and Middle East politics at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research interests include political Islam, Islamic finance, comparative democratization, and state-building. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? (with Clement M. Henry (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Asan Institute 2011). Dr. Jang received a B.A. in Turkish studies and M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.