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The Palestinian Dilemma: Where to Now?


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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

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

Dennis Altman has written 15 books since his groundbreaking Homosexual: Oppression and Liberation. The Bulletin listed him as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever. He is Patron of the Australian Queer Archives and Pride Foundation Australia.

Meir Itzchaki

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

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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