Israel

November 15, 2012

Insight with Jeremy Bowen: The Arab uprisings

By Anna Reitman Coming straight from a day of reporting on the latest unrest between Israel and Gaza, the BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen was at the Frontline Club on 14 November to discuss the historic events that have reshaped the Middle East. He reflected on their political context, history and the evolving landscape as documented in […]


Wednesday 12 December 2012, 8.15 PM

#FCBBCA Israel and Iran: Countdown to war?


Join us to discuss what the future holds for relations between Iran, Israel and the US in the year ahead.


October 16, 2012

And all that Jazz

 By Merryn Johnson “I’m very happy to face serious opposition: If I would say what I say and talk about Jewish political power without facing serious, relentless opposition, it would mean that I am talking nonsense… and apparently I’m not.” — Gilad Atzmon Gilad Atzmon certainly does face serious opposition, but he also revels in it. […]


October 15, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: Gilad & All That Jazz + Q&A

Gilad Atzmon is a world renowned saxophonist, a well respected musician and a controversial public critic of Israel. In Giland and All that Jazz director Golriz Kolahi explores his music, ideas and motivations.


August 22, 2012

Seeking a one-state solution

By Nigel Wilson The drowsiness of the summer evening stopped at the door of the Frontline Club as a buzzing sell-out crowd packed the Paddington auditorium. They had come to see an esteemed panel debate the merits and struggles involved in seeking a one-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


August 21, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED The next chapter in a century-long conflict?

With a new coalition formed and then subsequently split in Israel , a prospective reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and a new leader in Egypt it could be said the century-long Israeli–Palestinian conflict is entering a new chapter.

Across the world, the one-state solution is now openly discussed as a possible outcome. We will be bringing together an expert panel to explain the implications of these political shifts.


August 21, 2012 7:00 PM

The next chapter in a century-long conflict?

With a new coalition formed in Israel, a prospective reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah and a new leader in Egypt it could be said the century-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict is entering a new chapter.

Across the world, the one-state solution is now openly discussed as a possible outcome. We will be bringing together an expert panel to explain the implications of these political shifts.


July 14, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 16 – 22 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 16 to Sunday, 22 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt UN-Arab League Joint Special Envoy Kofi Annan is back in Moscow on Monday for a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Despite a Russian-backed agreement signed in Geneva at the end of June, international action […]


June 25, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: My Neighbourhood + extended Q&A with Julia Bacha

My Neighbourhood goes beyond the sensational headlines that normally dominate discussions of Jerusalem and captures the rarely heard voices of those striving for a shared future in the city.


June 23, 2012

5 Broken Cameras: Screening and Directors’ Q&A

By Jim Treadway  "So many films have been made about the Israel-Palestine conflict", Israeli flimmaker Guy Davidi remarked to an audience at the Frontline Club on Friday night. But the documentary 5 Broken Cameras he made with Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat was "much more important than just another objective film about the movement," he said.  It was […]


June 22, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Screening: Five Broken Cameras

For the birth of his fourth son, Palestinian villager Emad Burnat bought his first camera and began filming as the separation barrier is being built in his village Bil’in.
Five cameras are broken – and the footage of each tells a different part of the story of his village’s non-violent resistance to the Israeli army.


June 22, 2012

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 26 June to 1 July

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 26 June to Sunday 1 July from Foresight News By Nicole Hunt Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Israel on Monday, where he’s scheduled to attend the unveiling of a national memorial to Red Army soldiers killed during World War II. Putin is also due to meet […]


April 20, 2012 7:00 PM

THIRD PARTY SCREENING: From Cyrus to Ahmadinejad

From Cyrus to Ahmadinejad is a groundbreaking documentary about one of the most explosive conflicts in the world. For the first time on the record, an Israeli official, vice Prime Minister Moshe Yalon, implicitly, accepts the responsibility for the assassination of Iranian scientists, damaging Iranian nuclear centrifuges with a computer virus and destroying Iran’s military and nuclear facilities in the past few years.


April 3, 2012

Assad: Western idealism and Eastern autocracy

“I would be more pessimistic if I had to rewrite the last sentences,” said Christophe Ayad, co-director of Syria: Assad’s Twilight.


March 19, 2012

Iran: dangerous or just misunderstood?

By Thomas Lowe International disagreement on the aims of the Iranian government was well represented on the discussion’s panel. Does Iran seek regional hegemony? Are its motivations aggressive or defensive? And the pointed question at the heart of the debate – what will Israel do next? Martin Fletcher, associate editor of The Times took the […]


March 14, 2012

Behind the scenes: social media at the Israel Defence Forces

This is an extended news report on the Israel Defence Forces’ social media activities including interviews with the soldiers updating the various IDFSpokesperson accounts. The video is a year old, but I’ve been looking for this sort of material for a while. The IDF started with a blog and a YouTube channel in 2008 during Operation Cast […]


February 16, 2012 7:00 PM

THIRD PARTY EVENT: ENO presents The Death of Klinghoffer – the debate

On 25 February, ENO stages the London premiere of The Death of Klinghoffer by John Adams. A powerful and arresting opera from one of the world’s greatest living composers, directed by Warhorse’s Tom Morris. Based on the hijacking of the cruise liner Achille Lauro, and resulting in the death of Leon Klinghoffer, a Jewish-American passenger. The Death of Klinghoffer is a theatrical presentation of an event that dominated the world headlines and became a defining moment in the Arab-Israeli conflict.

This debate explores the complex role of the arts in illuminating contemporary events touching on the relevance of opera today and ENO’s role in bringing fresh, modern work to the London stage, and extending the boundaries of theatre.


January 26, 2012

Comedy night at the Frontline Club – FRENEMIES

Join us for an evening of comedy at the Frontline Club.

As politicians bang the drums of war, Israeli comedian Miss D (journalist Daphna Baram) and Iranian-born Peyvand Khorsandi find common ground in their new, clear, if not so enriched forties. Hosted by Katerina Vrana.

Door’s open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.


January 26, 2012 7:00 PM

FULLY BOOKED Comedy night at the Frontline Club – FRENEMIES

Join us for an evening of comedy at the Frontline Club.

As politicians bang the drums of war, Israeli comedian Miss D (journalist Daphna Baram) and Iranian-born Peyvand Khorsandi find common ground in their new, clear, if not so enriched forties. Hosted by Katerina Vrana.

Door’s open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm.


January 25, 2012

American Muslim: Freedom, Faith and Fear

By Alan Selby   A lot has changed in the years since 9/11. The date itself has become emblematic of a change in attitudes towards Islam, perhaps most notably in the country which bore witness to the infamous attacks that day. Popular opinion has shifted, and the land of the free has become an increasingly […]


January 13, 2012 7:00 PM

Screening: The Collaborator and His Family

A chronicle of family, assimilation and espionage that follows the El-Akels, a Palestinian family whose father, Ibrahim, has collaborated with the Israeli security services for 20 years.


January 10, 2012

U.N Me Screening and Q&A with author Ami Horowitz

By: Ivana Davidovic When the United Nations was founded after World War II it embodied the world’s hopes for a more peaceful and just world. Since it’s noble founding, wars and human rights abuses have continued unabated, throwing a spotlight at the UN’s role in keeping the peace and building a fairer world for all. […]


October 28, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 31 October – 6 November

A weekly round up of world events from Monday, 31 October to Sunday, 6 November from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt  The week starts off with a bang as humankind hits a big milestone on Monday – the UN is marking the day as the moment the world’s population surpasses seven billion people. A deadline set by […]


October 20, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: upcoming events 24 – 30 October

A weekly round up of world events from Monday,  24 to Sunday, 30 October from ForesightNews   By Nicole Hunt This week begins and ends with big trials, with German businessman Gerhard Gribkowsky’s high-profile corruption trial kicking things off in Munich on Monday. The former BayernLB risk manager is accused of accepting a £28m bribe […]


October 19, 2011

#FCBBCA: Should Israel fear the Arab spring?

Download this episode View in iTunes By Eva Dumontet Should Israel fear the Arab spring?  When asked the same question, the majority of the audience agreed that Israel should be concerned about the changes that were taking place across the region. Yitzhak Lior stressed the “physical and psychological vulnerability” of Israel, while Miri Weingarten argued that […]


October 19, 2011

#FCBBCA Israel and the Arab Spring: will democracy bring peace?

By Thomas Lowe The focus of this lively and at times tempestuous debate was whether democracy would be the endpoint of the Arab Spring and how this would impact Israeli relations in the region. “Who could speak against democracy”? asked former Israeli Ambassador, Yitzhak Lior, it’s “easy” to deal with dictatorships” but despite the dangers “we will […]


October 18, 2011 7:00 PM

#FCBBCA: Israel and the Arab spring

EXTERNAL EVENT HELD AT THE ROYAL INSITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN

IN ASSOCIATION WITH BBC ARABIC

With leaders toppled in Tunisia and Egypt, continuing uprisings in Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, the Arab world has seen tumultuous change in recent months. Where does all this upheaval leave Israel? We will be focusing on the response of Israel to the revolutions sweeping across the Middle East and North Africa.

With a panel of Israeli experts and journalists we will explore how Israel and its people view the demands for democracy which are ousting friends in the region such as President Hosni Mubarak.


October 13, 2011

Announcing November events at the Frontline Club

From a series of films focusing on Africa to a discussion with Sky News’ Alex Crawford about her career and recent reporting in Libya, we have a wide range of talks lined up to keep you entertained and your mind stimulated this November, as winter approaches and the nights draw in.  We will be discussing Kashmir’s future, the changing role […]


October 11, 2011

The week ahead at the Frontline Club: Focus on Israel, reporting Libya and art meets war in Saudi Arabia

Tonight we will be joined by the "rock star of Saudi contemporary art" Abdulnasser Gharem, an artist and lieutenant colonel in the Saudi army, he will be discussing how he balances these two professions in Saudi Arabia. Screenings in the week ahead include Danfung Dennis’ Hell and Back Again, a cinematic revolution in documentation. With unrivalled artistry, […]


September 21, 2011

ForesightNews world briefing: UN General Assembly’s General Debate

By Jasper Smith, senior international and security affairs reporter, ForesightNews USA Once a year, the world’s leaders descend on New York for the UN’s blue ribbon event, the cumbersomely-titled UN General Assembly’s General Debate. This year, the build-up has been dominated by the Palestinian Authority’s planned bid to become the 194th member of the UN, […]