|From left to right: Chair Samer Abdelnour, Ambassador Manuel|
Hassassian, and Dr Ahmed El Tibi
Saturday, 24 March 2012
LSE Palestine Society hosts Deputy Speaker of the Israeli Knesset
LSE SU Palestine Society
On Monday 5th March, the Palestine Society at the LSE had the honour of hosting Deputy Speaker of Israeli Knesset Dr Ahmed El Tibi in a talk entitled 'Israel & the Arab Spring: The Way Forward'.
The speaker then went on to talk about issues of democracy and security, arguing that Israel and indeed the world is selective about these things when it comes to Palestine whilst making a reference to Hamas' election in Gaza in 2008 which was wholly unaccepted by a number of countries. Tibi also alleged that "the word security is only compatible with Israel" given that "in Gaza there is much more need for security than in Tel Aviv".
After a 30-minute speech, a lively Q&A session ensued, with Ambassador Hassassian referring to the 60-year Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories as "the most ferocious occupation in modern history".
Posted by LSE SU Palestine Society at 17:05