Resources on the conflict in Gaza

For the press

The Middle East Center at the University of Washington is one of the leading programs on the region in the United States. We are proud to have many outstanding faculty who are experts on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as well as on wider questions of US interests and politics in the region. Our center can assist the press in reaching appropriate faculty members for interviews. Please contact us at

Below is a list of professors on our faculty who have offered to speak to the press about the current conflict:

For the general public


OCTOBER 19, 2023 | The Rise and Fall of American Ambition in the Middle East 

Please join the Jackson School and Middle East Center for a talk by Professor Steven Simon on his new award winning book, Grand Delusion: The Rise and Fall of American Ambition in the Middle East on Thursday October 19, 2023 from 7:30-9:00 pm Kane Hall Room 210.

For students and faculty


The University of Washington’s libraries contain an outstanding collection of original and source materials on the Middle East as well as extensive access to the most recent publications on contemporary topics. We are fortunate to have a skilled librarian, Mary St. Germain, who is dedicated to managing the Middle East collections. Students and faculty can email Ms. Germain for assistance in research on this topic at

Winter quarter 2024 Courses:

JSIS A 314 A History of Modern Israel/Palestine

JSIS B 360 The United States in the World

HSTAFM 314 A History of Modern Israel/Palestine

Reliable news and media sources on the Middle East and the Israel-Hamas Conflict:

As a basic yet thorough explainer of the current conflict, we recommend this report by the PBS News Hour: War in the Holy Land.

The following sources provide reliable and verified information that you can trust because, unlike various other social media sources, they have been produced according to high professional and ethical journalistic standards and are fact checked and verified. They are established outlets that have a record of being reliable, responsible, and accountable.

This does not mean that they are necessarily objective or balanced. Any reporting involves interpretation and choices of stories and interviewers, and different outlets have distinct coverage policies and narratives. Between these sources, you can choose the information that you want to get, but you can know that it is trustworthy. These news outlets can be followed via their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, podcast apps, and so on.

American Sources
British Sources
Sources from the Arab World
Sources focusing on Israel
International Aid

Crisis support:

The Office of Student Life is available to assist students who may be affected by the current conflict.