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Thursday 24 January 2008


'Can Israel Survive as a Jewish State?'
Sunday 2nd March, 2008
7.45pm (doors open 7.30pm)

Confirmed panellists:
Richard Littlejohn, journalist, broadcaster & author*
Rabbi Prof. Naftali Rothenberg, Chair Jewish Culture & Identity & Centre
for Tolerance Education at Van Leer Jerusalem Institute*
Lorna Fitzsimons, CEO Britain Israel Communications & Research Centre*
Mohammad Darawshe, Director External Relations, The Abraham Fund for
Europe & Israel*
Jeremy Bowen, Middle East Editor of BBC News*
In the Chair:
Steve Levinson, MNS member & leading business journalist & editorial
director *subject to change
Tickets £10 in advance: Limited availability
£15 on the door if space permits
Limited Concessions
Book early to avoid disappointment: Contact MNS Office: Tel. 020 8864
0133 email:

All applications must include names of all attendees
Sponsored by The Sidney Fenton Educational Foundation
Richard Littlejohn is an award-winning British journalist, broadcaster,
and author of three best-selling books. He writes regularly for the
Daily Mail, The Sun and is considered one the of most influential
journalists of the past 40 years. He has been named Fleet Street's
Columnist of the Year, has also written for London's Evening Standard,
Punch and The Spectator.
Rabbi Prof. Naftali Rothenberg is a Senior Research Fellow at the Van
Leer Jerusalem Institute where he is Jewish Culture and Identity Chair,
an Executive Committee member. Rabbi Rothenberg is an associate
professor for Judaic Studies in Touro College, Jerusalem and serves as a
member of the Academic Committee of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel
Research and was 2005 Martin Marty Centre visiting Scholar at the
Divinity School, University of Chicago. He holds degrees in philosophy
and Rabbinical Ordination including Israel Chief Rabbinate Ordination.
Among other posts, he has served as the Chief Rabbi of Peru and has
written and edited numerous books.
Lorna Fitzsimons is Chief Executive of the Britain Israel Communications
and Research Centre. She was formerly a Labour MP for Rochdale from 1997
to 2005, was President of the National Union of Students and a member of
Labour friends of Israel.
Mohammad Darawshe is Director of External Relations of The Abraham Fund
for Europe and Israel. The Abraham Fund is a not-for-profit, fundraising
and educational organisation dedicated to enhancing coexistence between
Israel's Jewish and Arab citizens. It has granted more than $6 million
to 450 projects across Israel.
Mohammad was the Deputy Director of Givat Haviva Center, an educational
campus providing training in peace building and conflict resolution. He
has presented lectures and papers at many international and academic
institutions such as the U.S. congress, the European parliament, NATO
Defense College and the World Economic Forum, and won numerous awards,
including the Peacemaker award, bestowed by the Catholic Theological
Union of Chicago and the Peace and Security Award of the World
Association of NGOs.
Jeremy Bowen is Middle East Editor of BBC News. A seasoned war
correspondent, he has reported from more than 70 countries. He won Best
News Correspondent in 1995 at the New York Best News Correspondent at
the New York Television Festival and repeated this success the following
year, when he won Best Breaking News report for his coverage of the
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination.
Steve Levinson is one of Britain's leading business journalists. During
his 25 year career he has been Economics Editor for Channel Four News,
the BBC, The Independent and the Press Association. He is a former
Industrial Society Journalist of the Year and has also been voted
Business Broadcaster of the Year. He is founder and Editorial Managing
Director of hblmedia, a leading media consultancy and television
production company.


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