Al-Aqsa and the Palestinians-Dr Hatem Bazian

Recently, the Israeli government attempted to place limitations on access to one of the third holiest sites in Islam, Al-Aqsa Mosque. Dr Hatem Bazian of Zaytuna College, one of the foremost experts in the world on Palestinian/Israeli conflict, provides us with an in-depth look at the issues surrounding this most recent crises.

This video was taken from a Facebook Live presentation by Dr Hatem.


Dr. Hatem Bazian is a co-founder and faculty member at Zaytuna College. He is also a senior lecturer in the Departments of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition, Dr. Bazian is also a visiting Professor in Religious Studies at Saint Mary’s College of California and advisor to the Religion, Politics, and Globalization Center at UC Berkeley. In 2009, he founded the Center for the Study of Documentation of Islamophobia at UC Berkeley. Dr. Bazian is on the board of several organizations, including the Islamic Scholarship Fund and Muslim Americans for Palestine, for which he is also the founding president.