#FCBBCA: Israel and the Arab spring

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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. What happens to the peace process now? We will be
discussing Israel's position on Gaza and the West Bank in the light
of changes taking place in the Arab world and of recent events.
Chaired by Samir Farah, one of BBC Arabic's leading presenters and
interviewers. He is the lead presenter of Nuqtat Hewar, BBC Arabic
television’s flagship interactive programme and one of the most
important interactive programmes in Arabic media. He has led a
pioneering series of live interactive interviews with leading
personalities across the Arab world, putting politicians and
decision-makers directly before a live audience to answer questions
and defend their policies. He is also the Deputy Head of Programmes
for BBC Arabic TV. Twitter: @Samir_Farah With: Ambassador Yitzhak
Lior joined Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1964. In 1967
he was a member of Israel's Delegation to the Middle-East Peace
Conference in Geneva. From 1968 – 81 he did four tours of duty in
the U.S: Chicago, New York, Houston and Washington. In Beirut from
1982 – 84 he was head of Israel's mission to Lebanon (peace
negotiations). In 1987 he was appointed deputy director general of
the Foreign Ministry for Middle East Affairs. He served as the
ambassador to the UN in Geneva from 1990 – 95 and the ambassador to
Tokyo from 2000 – 04. Daphna Baram worked in Jerusalem as a human
rights lawyer, and l


  • Israel
  • Frontline
  • Events
  • East
  • Palestine
  • and
  • North
  • Middle
  • MENA
  • Discussion
  • Debate
  • Club
  • Africa