Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Doha Debates: Time to get tough on Israel

Update: re-broadcast of Doha Debates on BBC World airing at 11:10 a.m. Eastern and 3:10 p.m.

The Doha Debates (Don't click the Doha Debates link if you do not wish to view the results of the motion.)

Motion: This House believes it's time for the US administration to get tough on Israel.

I encourage everyone interested in the Middle East to watch this debate. It airs on BBC World on Sunday at 3:10 a.m. Eastern Time, 11:10 a.m., and 3:10 p.m.

The Doha Debates, a forum for dialogue and free speech in Qatar, took place in Gaston Hall last night for a discussion entitled “This House believes it’s time for the U.S. administration to get tough on Israel.”

In its first event in the United States since its founding in 2004, moderator Tim Sebastian, founder and chairman of the Doha Debates, was joined by Avraham Burg, former speaker of the Israeli Knesset and senior member of the Labor Party, and Michael Scheuer, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Bin Laden Issue Station, affirming. Dore Gold, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and current president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, spoke against the motion.

The Hoya (Spoiler alert!)

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