House of Commons Roundtable Discussion on The Palestinian Nakba – 68 Years of Diaspora

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), SNP Friends of Palestine (SNPFoP), Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME), Liberal Democrats Friends of Palestine (LDFP) invites you to House of Commons Roundtable Discussion on The Palestinian Nakba – 68 Years of Diaspora

In 1948 Israel caused the displacement of approximately 750,000 Palestinian who became refugees in neighboring Arab countries while at least 200,000 were internally displaced. The Nakba represents the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and the expropriation of their homes and lands. Today is evident that the Nakba is still an ongoing process as millions of Palestinian refugees remain displaced and dispossessed. Israel still refuses to meet its obligations enshrined in international law. Israel is excessively and incessantly creating facts on grounds and confiscating Palestinian lands and rights leading to peace process deadlock.

On the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, we are holding a roundtable discussion on the possible mechanism to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict in light of in light of International law and the UN resolutions. Speakers will discuss the role of the international community and mechanisms of Independence and self-determination for the Palestinian people.

Houses of Parliament
Committee Room No.9
Tuesday 10th of May
19:00 – 20:30

Hosted and chaired by 
Tommy Sheppard SNP MP

Panel Includes:

H.E. Ambassador Manuel Hassassian
Palestinian Ambassador to the UK

Karma Nabulsi – Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall and lectures, University of Oxford.  Director of the MPhil in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations.
Topic: The significance of the Nakba for Palestinians

Jonathan Fryer – Chair of Liberal Democrat Friends of Palestine
Topic: On the role of the international community in addressing the Nakba

Sameh Habeeb – Head of Media & PR at PRC
Topic: International Community’s Failure to resolve the Palestinian refugee crisis

Chris Stephens MP
SNP member of the Parliament
Topic: the UK’s moral and historical obligation

the event will also include
Contributions to the round-table discussion from:

Andy Slaughter MP
Sarah Champion MP
Caroline Lucas MP
Ronnie Cowan MP
Martin Day MP
Carol Monaghan MP
Paul Monagahn MP

Many other MPs are expected to join the discussion

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Posted: May 11, 2016