Parliamentary debate on the conflict (24th Feb.) - all welcome


By richmillett
February 17, 2010
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I have been asked to help publicise an event for Jews for Justice for Palestinians at Parliament on 24th February. The questions to be debated are:

“With the ‘peace process’ stalled and facts on the ground making a two-state solution increasingly difficult what hope is there for progress in Israel and Palestine in 2010? What role can or should the United States and the European Union play?

The first question presumes that “the facts on the ground”, a general euphemism for the settlements, are the main problem to peace. Obviously, this reduces the argument to putting all blame solely on Israel.

Nevertheless, I agreed to publicise the event due to the presence of a representative of One Voice on the panel.

One Voice is a large and growing movement of moderate Israelis and Palestinians who are engaged in conflict resolution with the objective of negotiations leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

John Lyndon, Executive Director of One Voice Europe, will be speaking alongside three other panellists who are either highly critical of Israel or are against Israel’s existence as a Jewish state.

But to hear the views of One Voice will be well worth it.

If you wish to register for the event please see details below:

Perspectives on Israel & Palestine – What can we expect in 2010?
A question & answer session with:
Afif Safieh – former PLO ambassador in London, Washington and Moscow
John Lyndon – Executive Director, One Voice Europe
Daphna Baram – UK based Israeli journalist
Dan Judelson – JfJfP (chair)

With the ‘peace process’ stalled and facts on the ground making a two-state solution increasingly difficult what hope is there for progress in
Israel and Palestine in 2010? What role can or should the United States and the European Union play?

The panel will answer questions submitted by MPs, peers & activists as well as presenting their own analyses of the current situation.

Please submit questions and requests for places (the event is likely to be popular and therefore oversubscribed) to events@jfjfp.org

Wednesday February 24th 2010, 7pm‐9pm, Grand Committee Room, Parliament

Thanks to Glenda Jackson MP for facilitating this event.
Directions: Nearest tube: Westminster (Jubilee line) Buses include: 3, 12, 24, 88, 148, 159, 211, 453 stopping in Parliament Square
Please allow up to 20 minutes to clear security on entrance and use St Stephen’s entrance, Old Palace Yard)

Full piece at:

http://richardmillett.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/israelpalestine-debate-in...

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Jon_i_Cohen

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 09:31

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Jews For Justice For Palestinians.
Dear oh dear!
Once again, our biggest problem - the "self-haters" are at it again.
Organising some more Israel bashing with that old "has been", Glenda Jackson - what a surprise!
She's been "at this" for over 30 years now, so expect to see all her old cronies and rabble rousers there.
You're better off advertising this on the Guardian web site and let them get on with it. They will NOT be interested in listening to any other views other than their own.


Dan Judelson

Wed, 02/24/2010 - 13:34

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Self hating? Quite proud, actually, Jon_i_Cohen.

One Voice Israel bashing? The Anglo Israel Association Israel bashing? (I appreciate they are not listed but they were attending and indeed have now provided a speaker for the panel tonight.)

"Our" biggest problem is that talking to one another requires greater choreography than peace talks in Northern Ireland did.

If you wish to and are able to come along, see for yourself, put a question, participate in the discussion, I will reserve a place for you.

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