The Palestine Question in Europe

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A one-day conference looking at the Palestine-Israel question through the lens of Europe.

About this Event

Organised in partnership with EuroPal Forum, the conference will bring together some of the world’s leading experts on the subject to discuss issues related to the EU’s foreign policy and to assess their success over the years.

The conference will discuss: The EU’s position on the major issues (settlements; refugees; borders, Jerusalem) related to the ongoing conflict; labelling settlement products as a case study in the effectiveness of EU policies towards Israel and Palestine; the rise of right-wing politics and its implications for the Israel-Palestine issue; the impact of Brexit on Palestinian advocacy; the debate around criticising Israel and assessing the impact of silencing discussion on Palestine.

The panel of experts will also provide an assessment of pro-Israel lobby groups in Europe and contrast that with advocacy campaigns for Palestinian human rights. They will assess the strengths and weaknesses of Palestinian groups and suggest ideas on improving their effectiveness.

Doors open at 9.30am for a 10am start. Lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

The venue will be at a location near Russell Square, London. Full details will be emailed to you 2 days before the event.

Speakers include:

Professor Ilan Pappé

Professor at the University of Exeter, formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa

Ben Jamal

Director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Dr Sharri Plonski

Lecturer in International Politics at the Queen Mary, University of London

Professor Neve Gordon

Professor of International Law at Queen Mary University of London

Dr Catherine Charrett

Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Westminster

Dr Atef Alshaer

Lecturer in Arabic literature and Middle Eastern politics at the University of Westminster

Hugh Lovatt

Policy fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Dr Dimitris Bouris

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Amsterdam

David Cronin

Irish journalist and political activist, currently an associate editor of The Electronic Intifada


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please pop us an email at, or call us on +44 (0)20 8838 0231

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! It'd be helpful if you do bring a printed ticket or show us the ticket confirmation on your phone, but we can still sign you in without them - we will just need the name used during registration!

Will the event be Live Streamed?

Unfortunately not. However, we will be sharing snippets during the event on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages, and will also be Live Blogging on our website through the event.

Please note: The event will be filmed and photographed by us and third-party media partners. By attending you consent to your image being used in broadcast and marketing by Middle East Monitor, Europal and our media partners.

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