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ICCT in the Media: Thomas Renard and Joana Cook on the Israel-Gaza crisis' implications for Europe

December 05, 2023

On Tuesday, 5 December 2023, Thomas Renard and Joana Cook published an article with Lawfare, an American blog dedicated to national security issues, published by the Lawfare Institute in cooperation with the Brookings Institution.

They unpacked the rise in antisemitic and anti-Muslim incidents beyond the Middle East. "The Israel-Hamas conflict is spilling over into Europe, as threats and physical attacks targeting minority groups have escalated across the continent, and a terrorist attack in Paris was allegedly triggered in part by the Gaza situation", they said. 

They also look at the "spillover effect", analysing the repercussions related to terrorism, violent extremism and foreign influence. They finalised the analysis with a reflection on what is next, concluding that "the rise of tensions and incidents resulting from the Israel-Hamas conflict was inevitable. But the manner in which European leaders manage those incidents is not."

Read the full article:

Is the Israel-Hamas War Spilling Over into Europe?