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A pro-Palestine protest outside the State Library of Victoria, where the Melbourne Writers Festival is held. Joel Carrett/AAP

Australian writers festivals are engulfed in controversy over the war in Gaza. How can they uphold their duty to public debate?

Writers festivals navigate the fraught frontier between social media’s echo chambers of outrage and the civilised public debate of the public square. What’s the way forward in this heated atmosphere?
Scholars say Israel is intentionally destroying education and cultural institutions in Gaza. Here smoke rises following Israeli bombardments in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Jan. 17, 2024. (AP Photo/Mohammed Dahman)

The war in Gaza is wiping out Palestine’s education and knowledge systems

Scholars say Israel’s destruction of Gaza’s schools, universities and museums are part of an ongoing project to destroy Palestinian people, identity and ideas.
(From left): Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, US President Bill Clinton, and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat at a ceremony marking the signing of the 1993 peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians on the White House lawn. Ron Edmonds/AP

Explainer: what is the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

The two sides got very close to a deal in the 1990s but have drifted apart since then.

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