MPs to discuss the Palestinian Nakba – 68 Years of Diaspora

MPs to discuss the Palestinian Nakba – 68 Years of Diaspora

The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), SNP Friends of Palestine (SNPFoP), Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (LFPME), the Green Party and Liberal Democrats Friends of Palestine (LDFP)


invite you to


House of Commons Roundtable Discussion on

The Palestinian Nakba – 68 Years of Diaspora

In 1948 Israel caused the displacement of approximately 750,000 Palestinian who became refugees in neighboring Arab countries while at least 200,000 were internally displaced. The Nakba represents the dispossession of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and the expropriation of their homes and lands. Today is evident that the Nakba is still an ongoing process as millions of Palestinian refugees remain displaced and dispossessed. 

On the 68th anniversary of the Nakba, we are holding a roundtable discussion on the possible mechanism to solve the Arab-Israeli conflict in light of in light of International law and the UN resolutions. Speakers will discuss the role of the international community and mechanisms of Independence and self-determination for the Palestinian people. 

Houses of ParliamentCommittee Room No.9Tuesday 10th of May19:00 – 20:30

Hosted and chaired by Tommy Sheppard SNP MP

Panel Includes H.E. Ambassador Manuel HassassianPalestinian Ambassador to the UK

 Karma Nabulsi - Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall and lectures, University of Oxford.  Director of the MPhil in International Relations at the Department of Politics and International Relations.Topic: The significance of the Nakba for Palestinians

Jonathan Fryer - Chair of Liberal Democrat Friends of PalestineTopic: On the role of the international community in addressing the Nakba Sameh Habeeb - Head of Media & PR at PRCTopic: International Community's Failure to resolve the Palestinian refugee crisis Chris Stephens MPSNP member of the ParliamentTopic: the UK's moral and historical obligation the event will also includeContributions to the round-table discussion from:

Andy Slaughter MPSarah Champion MPCarol Monaghan MPCaroline Lucas MPChris Law MPMargaret Ferrier MPMartin Day MPOwen Thompson MPPaul Monagahn MPPaula Sheriff MP

Carin Lucas MPRonnie Cowan MP

 Many other MPs are expected to join the discussion

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