The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been going on and off for over a century now.

The mainstream media have become wary of reporting on this often gruesome and seemingly unceasing conflict.The general American public remains divided on whether Israel’s actions or the Palestinian group’s, Hamas, actions can ultimately be justified in this complex conflict. Now, the American Jewish population has diverged in its levels of support for Israel.

Dov Waxman gave a lecture Pugh Hall at the University of Florida on Monday evening. It was sponsored by the Samuel R. “Bud” Shorstein Professorship in American Jewish Culture and Society, the UF Center for Jewish Studies and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.

Waxman is a professor of political science, international affairs and Israel studies at Northeastern University. His lecture focused on his thesis from his latest book: Trouble in The Tribe: American Jewish Conflict over Israel. READ MORE