This House Believes A Two-State Solution in the Middle East is Unattainable
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Manal Cheema, Pembroke College:
Second-year PPE student, on a year abroad from Tufts University where she studies Politics and Cognitive & Brain Sciences.
Award-winning columnist for Haaretz whose writing focusses on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Some consider him a heroic journalist, and others a propagandist for Hamas.
Criminal barrister and external consultant for Al Haq, a Palestinian human rights organisation. She is also Co-Chair of the British legal charity, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights.
Prof. Padraig O’Malley:
A specialist in divided societies, he was instrumental in the
Northern Ireland peace process. He recently published
"The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine – A Tale of Two Narratives."
Sam Sussman, Pembroke College:
The founder of Extend, an NGO which facilitates conversations between American Jewish leaders and Palestinians. He is studying for an M.Phil in International Relations.
Head Spokesperson of the Israeli Embassy in London. He is a vocal critic of the BDS movement, and has described Hamas as the biggest single barrier to peace in Gaza.
Executive Director of OneVoice, an international grassroots movement which supports a two-state solution by amplifying the voices of mainstream Israelis and Palestinians.
Prof. Raphael Cohen-Almagor:
An Israeli academic, he has vocally expressed his support for a two-state solution, and was involved with the campaign which exchanged the captured Gilad Shalit for 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.
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