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December 5, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

By Talia Jessener
On Tuesday 29th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to welcome an esteemed panel of speakers to discuss how best to defend the Balfour Declaration to detractors and apologists. The significance of this document could not have …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Spotlight
December 1, 2016

Event Summary: Curricula in the Middle East

By Michael Hartfield
On Monday 28th November the Henry Jackson Society were delighted to host Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Marcus Sheff, to discuss curricula in the Middle East. Both speakers gave an insightful discussion on the importance of curricula, as textbooks …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Palestine, Spotlight, Turkey
November 29, 2016

Audio: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

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Event: ‘Refuting Balfour’s Detractors’

DATE: Tuesday 29th November 2016,16:30 – 18:00,
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Greetings and opening remarks by Ambassador Mark Regev Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James
Panelists:
Ambassador Dore Gold, former Director General, …

Posted in Event, Israel, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
October 20, 2016

When It Comes To Antisemitism, The NUS Just Doesn’t Get It

By Elliot Miller
Originally published by Huffington Post

With the release of the Home Affairs Select Committee’s (HASC) much publicised report concerning antisemitism in the UK, campus tensions facing Jewish students have once more become a pressing issue of public discourse.

Amid the general …

Posted in Israel, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom
September 25, 2016

Can President Rouhani really be described as a ‘moderate’?

Originally published by The Spectator
Mark Twain once said that if you give a man a reputation as an early-riser he can sleep in till noon. The same is true of calling someone ‘a moderate’. Call someone ‘a moderate’ and they can …

Posted in CRT Editorial, Extremism, Iran, Israel, Opinion Editorial, Religious Fundamentalism, United States
September 21, 2016

Event: ‘Professor Alan Dershowitz “In Conversation” with Douglas Murray’

TIME: 11:30-12:30, Wednesday 21st September 2016
VENUE: The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament,
Bridge Street, London, SW1A 2LW
SPEAKERS: Professor Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Emeritus,
Harvard Law School & Douglas Murray, Associate Director, The Henry Jackson Society
For a summary of this event …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine
September 9, 2016

Lieberman urges British Jews to take lead in ‘battle of public opinion’

Israel’s defence minister was in London this week, urging British Jews to take a lead role in the “battle of public opinion” on Israel and the Middle East.
Speaking in front of a 100-strong audience at the Pillar Hotel on Thursday …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, United Kingdom
September 7, 2016

B’Tselem rep refuses to call Hamas terror organization

The far-left NGO B’Tselem drew criticism Tuesday for its apparent refusal to condemn Hamas as a terrorist organization, as a B’Tselem representative repeatedly refused to describe characterize Hamas as a terror group during an interview with J-TV.
Sarit Michaeli, a spokeswoman …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
September 6, 2016

B’Tselem activist avoids calling Hamas a terror group

A spokesperson for Israeli NGO B’Tselem repeatedly refused to categorise Hamas as a terrorist organisation during an interview with a Jewish TV Channel.
Sarit Michaeli was being interviewed by Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society, for a …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security

B’Tselem spokesperson on Israel, human rights and whether Hamas is a terrorist organisation

Posted in Broadcast Appearances, Democracy & Development, Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Middle East, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

B’Tselem under pressure to denounce Hamas as terrorists

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has come under pressure to denounce Hamas as a terrorist organisation, after refusing to name them as such in an interview.
It comes after Sarit Michaeli, a senior B’Tselem spokesperson, spoke to Alan Mendoza, director of …

Posted in Extremism, Hamas, Human Rights, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, News Coverage, Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security
July 21, 2016

Event Summary: ‘No more illusions – Changes in the Middle East’

By Patrick Benjamin
On the 20th July, by kind invitation of Lord Trimble, the Henry Jackson Society was addressed by Major General Yaacov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel and ex-Head of the National Security Council. …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Middle East, Spotlight
July 20, 2016

Event: ‘No more illusions – Changes in the Middle East’

TIME: 18:15-19:15, Wednesday 20th July 2016
VENUE: Committee room 3A, House of Lords, Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Major General Yaacov Amidror, former National Security Advisor to the P.M of Israel and ex-Head of the National Security Council
For a summary …

Posted in Event, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Middle East, Spotlight, Turkey, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
July 19, 2016

The Double Standard Haunting Europe

This article originally appeared in Commentary Magazine
As many have already noted, the spree of recent Islamist terror attacks across Europe feel reminiscent of some of the Palestinian attacks that Israeli civilians have been enduring for decades. And as Europeans confront …

Posted in Israel, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security
May 24, 2016

Turkey’s EU ‘Blackmail’: Brussels blasted for ‘ignoring’ Israel as it panders to Erdogan

Originally published in The Express.
Officials in Brussels promised Turkey £2.5billion and visa-free travel by June if it clamps down on the number of migrants making their way into Europe through its borders.
As EU bureaucrats continue to thrash out a deal, Tom …

Posted in Israel, News Coverage, Turkey, Turkey
May 19, 2016

Event: ‘European Governments and the BDS Wars: Public Opposition, Private Support?’

TIME: 13:00 – 14:00, Thursday 19th May 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 10, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKERS: Professor Gerald Steinberg, Founder and President of NGO Monitor,
Douglas Murray, Associate Director at The Henry Jackson Society
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
The UK, EU, and other …

Posted in Event, Israel, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
May 17, 2016

Confronting Human Rights Abuses in the Palestinian Authority: An Essential Step for Progress in the Region

LONDON – 17 MAY 2016
Today The Henry Jackson Society launches an important new study by Palestinian human rights advocate Bassem Eid, detailing the extensive and serious range of abuses of human rights and civil liberties that have been committed by the Palestinian …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, Palestine, Press Release, Report
April 20, 2016

Event Summary: ‘An Antidote to the BDS Movement? How Israeli innovation and research offers a way forward’

by Will TG Miller
On the 20th April, Deputy Director Davis Lewin hosted the Henry Jackson Society’s ‘An Antidote to BDS’ featuring Ambassador Yossi Gal, Vice President of Hebrew University and former Director-General to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. Ambassador …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight
April 19, 2016

Event: ‘An Antidote to the BDS Movement? How Israeli innovation and research offers a way forward’

TIME: 18:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 19th April 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London SW1P 4QP
SPEAKER: Ambassador Yossi Gal, Vice President, Hebrew University, Advancement and External Relations, and former Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
 
To attend please RSVP …

Posted in Event, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East

An Antidote to the BDS Movement? How Israeli innovation and research offers a way forward

Chair: Davis Lewin, Henry Jackson Society
Speaker: Ambassador Yossi Gal
Date: 19th April 2016
Venue: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
Transcript written by Rachel Oliver

Davis Lewin
Hello ladies and gentlemen as always a pleasure to see so many of …

Posted in Event Transcript, Israel
March 23, 2016

Event: ‘The Role of Religion in Contemporary Conflicts and hate Movements’

TIME: 12:00 – 13:00, Wednesday 23rd March 2016
VENUE: Committee Room 14, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA, London
SPEAKER: Bernard–Henri Lévy
Philosopher, Journalist and Writer
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
The Twenty-First Century has witnessed an unprecedented rise in religious fanaticism and political extremism. Contrary to assumptions that …

Posted in Event, Israel, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism
March 4, 2016

Event Summary: ‘NGOs and Israel – An undermining relationship?’

On the 3rd March, Mr Tuvia Tenenbom, a journalist, celebrated playwright and author of the best seller Catch the Jew!, delivered a talk entitled ‘NGOs and Israel – An undermining relationship?’ The event was chaired by Mr Davis Lewin and …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight
March 3, 2016

Event: ‘NGOs and Israel – An undermining relationship?’

NGOs and Israel – An undermining relationship?

TIME: 18:00-19:00, Thursday 3rd March 2016
VENUE: The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1P 4QP, London
SPEAKERS:  Mr Tuvia Tenenbom, author of Catch the Jew! and journalist
To attend please RSVP to: rsvp@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
Picture a group of …

Posted in Event, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East

Event Transcript: ‘NGOs and Israel – An undermining relationship?’

Chair: Davis Lewin, The Henry Jackson Society
Speaker: Tuvia Tenenbom
3rd March 2016
The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower, London
Transcript written by Rachel Oliver
 
Davis Lewin
It is great to see so many of you here at the Henry Jackson Society, welcome to our office …

Posted in Event Transcript, Israel, Israel/Palestine
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