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Category Archives: Israel/Palestine

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January 25, 2017

Event:: ‘Israel and Palestine: After Obama, Waiting for Trump’

TIME: 25th January 2017, 13:00 – 14:00
VENUE: Committee Room 3a, House of Lords,
Palace of Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Ambassador Arthur Koll
Former Deputy Director-General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
To attend, please visit:
http://tinyurl.com/zfna2wj
For any further information, please email
violet.hudson@henryjacksonsociety.org
#HJSevents
As the Obama administration draws to a close, …

Posted in Event, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
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 14, 2016

Event Transcript: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

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Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Transcript, Extremism, Far-Right, France, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom
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

Event Summary: ‘Europe in Crisis – a Shattered Haven’

By Patrick Benjamin
On 6th September, by the kind invitation of Matthew Offord MP, the Henry Jackson Society held a film screening of the recently released documentary ‘Europe in Crisis – A Shattered Haven’. The film looked at rising European extremism, …

Posted in CRT Event, Europe, European Union, Event Summaries, Extremism, Far-Right, France, Hamas, Human Rights, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, United Kingdom

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 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
August 11, 2016

An Alternative to the French Peace Initiative: A way forward for Israel and its Arab neighbours

Read the policy paper here
The paper’s key observations include:
•    The French proposal risks sidelining the importance of direct negotiations, and at the same time repeating policy errors which are likely to exacerbate tensions further.
•    Washington has signalled its reservations about …

Posted in Israel/Palestine, Policy Paper
June 14, 2016

Event Transcript: “The Palestinian Authority and Human Rights”

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Posted in Event Transcript, Israel/Palestine
May 20, 2016

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

By Hugh Coates
On the 19th May, Professor Gerald Steinberg, Founder and President of NGO Monitor, delivered a talk on the current Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) campaign against Israel. The event panel also included Douglas Murray, Associate Director of the …

Posted in European Union, Event Summaries, Israel/Palestine, Spotlight
May 18, 2016

Event Summary: ‘The Palestinian Authority and Human Rights’

On Tuesday 17th May 2016 Bassem Eid, Founder of the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, gave his views on The Palestinian Authority and human rights at The Henry Jackson Society.

On the 17th May, Bassem Eid gave a talk discussing …

Posted in Event Summaries, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Spotlight
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
March 29, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Threats to Religious Liberty: Theocratic and Secular’

by Martin Wickens
On the 29th of March, the Henry Jackson Society hosted Professor Robert George, Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, who talked about his work to promote religious freedoms, and the threats that religious liberty currently …

Posted in Event Summaries, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight
March 23, 2016

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

by Jonathan Rubra
On the 23rd of March, Mr Bernard-Henri Lévy, established French philosopher, journalist and author, delivered a talk on ‘The Role of Religion in Contemporary Conflicts and Hate Movements’. The event was chaired by Lord Risby and hosted by The …

Posted in CRT Event Summary, Event Summaries, Extremism, Hamas, ISIS, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Terrorism & Security
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
February 15, 2016

The UK appears to be siding with America over Israel boycott – and here’s why that’s a good thing

Originally published in City AM.
The British government is currently preparing legislation that will prohibit public bodies from adopting boycotts against Israel.
Under the provisions of this new law, the government would be able to prosecute local councils, universities, students unions and a …

Posted in Israel, Israel/Palestine, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom, United States

Police quiz teen over Palestine badge

Originally published in The Sunday Times.
A TEENAGER has claimed that he was branded an “extremist” by his teachers and referred to anti-terrorism police for wearing a “Free Palestine” badge to school.
Rahmaan Mohammadi, 17, alleged he had been “interrogated” by officers …

Posted in Extremism, Israel/Palestine, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
February 10, 2016

Event Summary: ‘Rise and Fall of the Arab State’

by Jonathan Rubra
On the 10th of February, Professor Asher Susser of the Moshe Dayan Centre for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, delivered a talk on ‘The rise and fall of the Arab State: ramifications for Israel …

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

Event: The Rise and Fall of the Arab State: Ramifications for Israel and the Region

TIME: Wednesday 10th February 2016, 13:00-14.00
VENUE: Committee Room 12, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA
SPEAKER: Professor Asher Susser, Director for External Affairs and the Stanley and Ilene Gold Senior Research Fellow,
Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University
To attend please …

Posted in Arab Spring, Event, Extremism, ISIS, Islamism, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Terrorism & Security, Upcoming Event, Upcoming Events
December 17, 2015

Event Summary: ‘The Middle East: Understanding The Turmoil’

On 16th November, the Henry Jackson Society hosted ‘The Middle East: Understanding the Turmoil’. The event was chaired by the MP for Harrow East, Bob Blackman, and Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society. The speakers were …

Posted in Event Summaries, Extremism, Hamas, Islamism, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Religious Fundamentalism, Spotlight, Terrorism & Security
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