Countdown to Bicom advocacy conference

By Marcus Dysch, April 7, 2011

Organisers of Britain's largest-ever Israel advocacy conference have announced details of sessions and speakers who will appear at the event.

Delegates will hear from diplomats, politicians and media commentators.

The panel for a debate about the accountability of the IDF and international law will include Colonel Richard Kemp, the former commander of British troops in Afghanistan.

Rick Nye, director of the Populus political research group, will discuss the British public's view of Israel.

Trevor Kavanagh, associate editor of The Sun, will speak at a session on media portrayal of Israel.

More speakers will be announced closer to the event.

Other sessions are due to include advocacy lessons, a look at anti-Israel activity on British campuses, a guide to blogging and Twitter, and discussions on the role of NGOs in Israel.

The conference, co-sponsored by the JC, takes place in central London on May 15, and tickets can be booked on the website

    Last updated: 11:25am, April 7 2011