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In this interview, Asher Orkaby, Ph.D., a former Wilson Center Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard University, provides valuable insights into the recent Hamas attack on Israel and the ongoing Hamas-Israel war. Mr. Orkaby delves into several crucial aspects of the conflict, including the potential spread of the hostilities to other parts of the region. He sheds light on the rallies taking place in the Arab world in support of Palestine and discusses the U.S. response in managing the delicate balance of addressing the frustration on Arab streets. Additionally, Mr. Orkaby touches upon the impact of this conflict on the future of the Abraham Accords, an important diplomatic initiative in the Middle East

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