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Followed by a panel discussion with Professor Gerald Steinberg, Ed Husain and Dr Menna Menna Abukhadra. Chaired by Dina Shiloh.

Attending this event

Gerald Steinberg

Gerald Steinberg is a Professor of Political Science at Bar Ilan University and is also the founder of NGO Monitor. His research focuses on international negotiations, Middle East diplomacy and strategy, and the politics of non-governmental organisations. His most recent publication is Menachem Begin and the Israel-Egypt Peace Process: Between Ideology and Realism, (with Ziv Rubinovitz). Steinberg is a frequent media commentator and op-ed columnist.

Ed Husain

Ed Husain is the author of The Islamist, a memoir of his time inside radical Islamism. Having rejected extremism, he now advises governments and political leaders on Islam. His most recent book, The House of Islam, seeks to provide entry to the minds and hearts of Muslims the world over and explain how the West and Islam can co-exist in peace. He is a senior fellow at Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society in London and a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC.

Dina Shiloh

Dina was a journalist and news producer in Israel from 1989-2002. She worked at the BBC, NBC and CNN for several years, frequently travelling to the West Bank and Gaza, as well as Jordan and Lebanon. She contributed regularly to a wide number of publications including the International Herald Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Times and Sunday Times, the Forward, the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Quarterly.

Dr Menna Abukhadra

Dr. Abukhadra is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge and a lecturer of Hebrew language and literature at Cairo University. She was awarded her B.A. in Hebrew and Literature, M.A. and PhD in Modern Hebrew language and Poetry from the Department of Oriental Languages, Cairo University. Her primary research interests include studying the evolution of Israel studies in the Arab world, the image of Jews in Arabic speaking societies, the relation between modern Hebrew literature and Jewish heritage, and the image of Jews in Egyptian film and television.

Films screening at this event

A Song of Peace

Levi Zini
50 min

The historic victory of the Likud party, led by Menachem Begin, in 1977 not only dramatically transformed Israel’s political landscape by bringing the Labour Party’s long reign to an end, but also achieved something few people believed was possible: a peace treaty with Egypt. 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the signing of the agreement between Prime Minister Begin and the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. A Song of Peace looks back at the Israeli leader who, despite being labelled a hawk and a warmonger, was brave enough to reach for peace.

Followed by a panel discussion with Professor Gerald Steinberg, Ed Husain and Dr Menna Abukhadra. Chaired by Dina Shiloh.

“Superb documentary film.” – The Times of Israel