Israel / Palestine Question Time


Thursday 24th November, 19:00=21:30, Avon Room (University Centre)

The most anticipated debate of the year has finally arrived! The University of Birmingham Debating Society presents “Israel & Palestine Question Time Debate” in conjunction with Jsoc and Friends of Palestine!

From 7:00pm-7:45pm there’ll be a drinks reception in the foyer of the avon room, (non-alcoholic drinks will also be served) and then we shall progress to the debate, 7:45pm-9:30pm.

The panelists:

Ben White – a freelance journalist and writer specialising in Palestine/Israel
Dr Victor Kattan – Program Director of Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian policy network and was a Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS
Jeremy Corbyn MP – Pro-palestian Labour MP for Islington North

Professor Alan Johnson – a member of Labour Friends of Israel, Director and Senior Research Fellow at Britain Israel Research and Communications Centre.
David Hirsh – teacher in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London, winner of the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Prize for the best first book in sociology in 2004.
Lorna Fitzsimons – chief executive of Bicom, the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre.

Tickets are £2 and will be sold by myself/other debating committee members in Joe’s bar on:

Wednesday 23rd Nov from 4:30-6pm
and we will also sell on the door on the evening but please note that we only have capacity in the Avon room for 400 people, so make sure you get a ticket before they run out!

The first question presented will be “How might effective sustainable negotiation between Israel and Palestine be realised? What do you suggest as the most realistic, equitable solution digestible by all?”

The other 3 questions will be selected from the audience; so if you have a question please email it to: and we will notify you if your question has been selected. Times for emailing questions is now open and will close on 20th November!

All public debates are sponsored by Alllen & Overy LLP.!/UOBdebating


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