The Palestinians’ unswerving action at the United Nations may not grant them the statehood they crave, but in effect their strategy has not been for nought. The intransigence that divides them from the Israelis is now wholly and squarely on the world’s biggest stage. Has the Palestinian Spring finally arrived? It’s an issue so polarising it’s become practically untouchable in some circles.
If you’re looking for complex, nuanced analysis, don’t miss this panel discussion at the Wheeler Centre.
Izzat Salah Abdulhadi is the Head of the General Delegation of Palestine to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Izzat was born in Nablus, Palestine, in 1957 and educated in Egypt, Lebanon, the UK and Australia. Prior to joining the Palestinian Diplomatic Corp, he was the founding Director Genera... Read more
Dennis Altman is Emeritus Professor and Professorial Fellow in the Institute for Human Security at LaTrobe University in Melbourne. He is the son of Jewish refugees, and a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in ... Read more
Meir Itzchaki is a senior diplomat in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel, Canberra. Following a career including serving as an officer in the Israel Defence Forces, Meir joined the Diplomatic Corps in 1994 after graduating from t... Read more
Tony Walker is international editor of the Australian Financial Review. He is a former Middle East correspondent for the Financial Times. Tony has served as the AFR’s political editor, and recently completed a long assignment as Washington correspondent. He is a dual Walkley Award winner for comme... Read more
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