Palestine: Israel Lobby Debate

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah writes about the Doha Debate held at Oxford and hosted by Tim Sebastian , which “took place amid mounting controversy over the role of the pro-Israel lobby in the United States and accusations that it has suppressed criticism of Israel – a charge that the lobby vigorously denies.”
“The motion of the debate was: ‘This house believes the pro-Israel lobby has successfully stifled Western debate about Israel’s actions.’ Debaters: Norman Finkelstein, Andrew Cockburn, Martin Indyk, David Aaronovitch….At the end of the debate, two-thirds of the student audience approved a motion claiming that Israel’s supporters are stifling western debate,” he writes.

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