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An invitation to a debate

I'd like to invite you to attend a debate taking place next week on the subject of the current crisis in the Middle East.

I will be debating against Sean Matgamna of the Alliance for Workers Liberty (AWL).

My own views on the conflict are contained in my recent article, "The Left should be supporting Israel in this war", which is online here.

I have also responded to some of the 53 published comments in a further article, here.
(These articles were written in a personal capacity.)

As you may know, the AWL is one of the few organisations on the British far Left which supports Israel's right to exist and a two-state solution to the conflict with the Palestinians. Their view on the current fighting in northern Israel and Lebanon can be found on their website, located here.

Whatever your thoughts on the war, I strongly urge you to attend and to participate in this discussion.

The debate is taking place on Thursday, 27 July at 19:30 (7:30 PM) at The Calthorpe Arms, 252, Grays Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8JR. The nearest tube stations are Russell Square and King's Cross. Here is a map.

I look forward to seeing you there.


Any chance that this will be recorded on MP3 for those of us who live outside the UK or otherwise can't make it? Your debate sounds interesting.

I'll see what I can do.

The debate was not recorded, sorry.