Palestine

Wednesday, 4th October 2017, 07:00 PM

The Balfour Declaration: 100 Years On

To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Balfour Agreement, The Frontline Club will be hosting an evening of discussion, exploration and analysis into the significance and impact of this document in the shaping of the Middle East, from 1917 to present.


Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 06:00 PM

The Soft Power of Diasporas

When people think of diaspora populations, their first thought tends to be of refugee populations, the migrant crisis, and communities fleeing conflict as a result of what’s reported in the media. However, this is only part of the story. Often these scattered populations across the globe continue to have an enormous impact on their homelands. The European Research Council has sponsored 5 years of extensive research and close to 500 first-hand interviews of displaced peoples in Europe, and what influences and impacts they continue to have on their homelands.


November 17, 2015

Yallah!: Underground Music in the Middle East

By Ratha Lehall On Monday 16 November, the Frontline Club hosted a screening of the documentary Yallah! Underground, a vibrant look at a diverse groups of Arab artists and musicians using culture to challenge the status quo. The film is set in the years prior to and during the Arab spring, and focuses on artists from […]


Friday 30 October 2015, 8:00 PM

Green Caravan Film Festival Screening: The Wanted 18

The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army’s pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared “a threat to the national security of the state of Israel.”


Thursday 1 October 2015, 7:00 PM

BookNight with James Rodgers

For October’s BookNight we are pleased to welcome an author and journalist, James Rodgers, who will present his book Headlines from the Holy Land over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members. Starting from a historical perspective, Rodger’s latest book identifies the challenges the conflict presents for contemporary journalism and diplomacy, and suggests new ways of approaching them.


Wednesday 29 July 2015, 7:00 PM

The 51 Day War: Gaza One Year On

In the summer of 2014, the scenes from Gaza and the media portrayal of events again ignited a global debate about the enduring Israeli-Palestinian conflict. One year later, the media spotlight has moved on and the people have been left to rebuild their lives, with over 100,000 still displaced. We will be joined by a panel of journalists who were there to cover the conflict, as well as those who have been involved in the efforts to rebuild, to reflect on what happened a year ago and what life has been like since.


May 19, 2015

This Is My Land: Educating Israel and Palestine

By Heenali Patel On Friday 15 May, the Frontline Club hosted the UK premiere of This Is My Land, followed by an insightful discussion with director Tamara Erde. Screened on the 67th anniversary of Israeli Independence and Nakba Day, the film poses an important and highly relevant question: how does teaching of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affect […]


Friday 15 May 2015, 7:00 PM

UK Premiere: This is My Land + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Tamara Erde.
This is My Land takes us inside school classrooms in Israel and the occupied West Bank, to look at how educators teach history in a contested region. Filmed in an observational style, the film presents a nuanced analysis of the core educational institutions in Israel and Palestine. Candid interviews with students reveal shocking discrepancies in perspectives of history, concepts of freedom, and definitions of nationality. The film prompts the question: how long will the past dictate the present?


February 24, 2015

UK Premiere of Born in Gaza

By Francis Churchill Although the latest wave of violence has ended, the suffering in Gaza has not. This was the story that director Hernan Zin wanted to tell with his new film Born in Gaza, which held its UK premiere at the Frontline Club on 20 February. Born in Gaza weaves together the testimonies of […]


Friday 20 February 2015, 7:00 PM

UK Premiere: Born in Gaza + Q&A

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Hernan Zin.

Filmed during the 2014 siege of Gaza, which left 507 children dead and 3,598 wounded, Born in Gaza follows a group of young children growing up in a war zone. The film examines the widespread psychological trauma experienced by adolescents coping with injury, fear, and the loss of loved ones. It is estimated that 400,000 children in Gaza are in desperate need of psychological support.


September 22, 2014

The Process: “A view from the ground, of life inside the process.”

By Ratha Lehall On Friday 19 September, the Frontline Club hosted a screening of The Process, followed by a lively Q&A with the director, Joshua Baker, moderated by Jonathan Miller, foreign correspondent for Channel 4 News. The film follows three main characters in Israel and Palestine: a young Israeli woman who has moved from her settlement to […]


August 14, 2014

Architectural Violence: A closer look at the West Bank

By Lizzie Kendal As part of this year’s Summer Season exploring walls, barriers and borders today, the Frontline Club hosted a preview screening of The Architecture of Violence on Wednesday 13 August. It was followed by a Q&A with director Ana Naomi de Sousa and protagonist, architect and activist Eyal Weizman, moderated by filmmaker Olly Lambert. The film […]


Friday 19 September 2014, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Process + Q&A

The Process gives a snapshot of contemporary life inside the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, revealing what the politics mean for those who are waiting for peace. It is a tale from the ground, of life governed from above. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joshua Baker.


July 14, 2014

Cruel Journeys: Shorts on Migration

By George Symonds “Where can I go to have a decent life?” On Friday 11 June, Shorts at the Frontline Club took viewers on a cinematic journey that showcased the different ways used to document the world we live in. The theme: migration and the phases of migration. Two at the Border by Tuna Kaptan and Felicitas […]


Wednesday 13 August 2014, 7:30 PM

Summer Screening: Eyal Weizman – The Architecture of Violence + Q&A

In a journey across the settlements, the roads and the Separation Wall of the West Bank, Eyal Weizman demonstrates how architecture is central to the Israeli occupation of Palestine and how his work on the architecture of occupation has led him to understand the discipline’s role in modern urban warfare. This Al Jazeera Rebel Architecture preview screening will be followed by a discussion with director Ana Naomi de Sousa and protagonist and architect Eyal Weizman.


February 10, 2014

‘A World Not Ours’ – And A Story That Now Is

By Lizzie Kendal On Friday 7 February, the Frontline Club was fully booked and the audience buzzed with anticipation for the screening of A World Not Ours followed by a Q&A with director Mahdi Fleifel, editor Michael Aaglund and a last-minute addition of producer Patrick Campbell. The film is set in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain […]


Friday 7 February 2014, 7:00 PM

Preview Screening: A World Not Ours + Q&A

Filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel spent his formative years in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Helweh in Lebanon. Each time he went back to the camp for his summer holidays he kept video diaries. As an adult he returns, challenging his teenage belief that ‘going to Ain el-Helweh is better than going to Disney Land’. A World Not Ours is an intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile, based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mahdi Fleifel and editor Michael Aaglund.


Friday 22 November 2013, 7.00 PM

Screening: The Do Gooders + Q&A

Filmmaker Chloe Ruthven’s grandparents were aid workers in Palestine. Growing up, she avoided getting too involved in the subject, recalling how mention of it made all the adults in her life angry. Inspired by a book written by her grandmother about the aid projects in Palestine, Ruthven explores the effects of foreign aid and the potential damage the continued reliance may have for the future. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Chloe Ruthven and protagonist Lubna Masarwa.


June 14, 2013

Critiquing the media’s approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict

By Dan Tookey On Wednesday 12 June, the Middle East Monitor launched Ibrahim Hewitt’s new book Memo to the Editor at the Frontline Club. The book is a compilation of letters addressed to the editors of major UK newspapers. It is a critique of how they have misreported major issues in the Israel-Palestine conflict from […]


Wednesday 12 June 2013, 7:00 PM

Critiquing the media’s approach to the Israel-Palestine conflict

This event is organised by Middle East Monitor (MEMO).
Book Launch of Memo to the Editor
The author Ibrahim Hewitt, the Middle East Monitor’s senior editor, will be joined by former BBC Middle East Correspondent, Tim Llewellyn and foreign leader writer for the Guardian, David Hearst. They will be discussing media reporting on the Palestine-Israel conflict, looking at key events in the last decade and the way in which they were portrayed by Western media.


March 21, 2013

The secret world behind the occupation

By John Pryor Recent Israeli elections have awakened new discussions about the future of Israeli-Palestinian relations. With this in mind, an audience gathered at the Frontline Club on 18 March for a screening of Academy Award-nominated The Gatekeepers. This powerful film provides a unique insight into the aftermath of the Six Day War and the occupation from […]


Monday 18 March 2013, 7:00 PM

Screening: The Gatekeepers + Q&A

For the first time ever, six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service agency, agree to share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions. The screening of the Academy Award nominated film will be followed by a Q&A with director Dror Moreh.


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

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.


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.


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.