Hope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine

Hope must lie with the children of Israel/Palestine: Professor Padraig O’Malley talk at Queen’s University Belfastby Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation21 October 2015 Professor Padraig O’Malley gave a bleak prognosis of the Israel/Palestine peace negotiations, calling the two-state proposal ‘delusional’. At an event hosted by the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and […]

Women: Dealing with the past: @WRDA_team workshop

Women: Dealing with the past: @WRDA_team workshop

Women: Dealing with the past: @WRDA_team workshop by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 12 November 2013 Well over 100 women participated in a workshop event on the topic of dealing with the past. Organised by the Women’s Resource & Development Agency (WRDA), there were summaries of previous workshops as well as keynote speeches from […]

Attacking democracy from within – Israel

Attacking democracy from within – Israel

I was troubled to read The Economist article on Hanin Zoabi, an Arab member of Israel’s parliament, being attacked inside the Knesset by another female parliamentarian, Anastassia Michaeli. Not Israel’s finest hour for parliamentary democracy: After Michaeli was physically removed, Zoabi was allowed to continue. She was to speak for only one minute, but because of the constant […]