Prominent Jews to speak at Doha Debates
Two prominent Jewish personalities from Israel will speak at the next Doha Debates being held at the Qatar Foundation headquarters on Wednesday. The motion for the day will be: "This House believes the Palestinians should give up their full right of return."
Bassem Eid, executive director, The Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group (PHRMG) and Dr Yossi Beilin, a member of the Israeli Knesset will speak for the motion.
Despite the fact that Israel really has no "treason law", I did find this interesting:-
Ali Abunimah, co-founder of Electronic Intifada and the child of refugees and Dr Ilan Pappe, Israeli historian who teaches at Haifa University will speak against the motion.
Well, now, perhaps it is Pappe who should be up on a charge of treason (*) - against those poor refugees (who are up to their necks - and under - in sh*t).
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh urged Arab leaders meeting at a summit in Riyadh on Wednesday not to compromise on the Palestinian refugees' right to return to their homes in what is now Israel.
At the Arab League summit, kings and heads of state will revive an Arab plan for peace with Israel in an effort to end a conflict with Israel seen at the heart of the region's problems.
Haniyeh, who is also leader of the Islamist Hamas movement, told Reuters in an interview, his group would not oppose the Arab plan, but would not give in on the Palestinian refugees' right of return.
"What concerns me more than anything else ... is not to compromise on the fundamental Palestinian rights, foremost being the right of return," Haniyeh said shortly before the summit opened.