The “Palestine at a crossroads conference was held on Thursday 25 June at the NSW Parliament House in Sydney in order to review the question of Palestine and debate one state or two state solutions.
The conference was organized by Mr Shaoquett Moselmane MLC, Chair, Forum for Middle East Affairs.
There was a line of accomplished guest speakers who took turn in highlighting the issues in their own field of expertise
Professor Emeritus Stuart Rees from the University of Sydney spoke on “The Power of Language in the Palestinian Political Struggle for a homeland.”
Associate Professor Dr Peter Slezak from the University of New South Wales talked about “The comparative analysis of Palestinian and Jewish rights – or claimed rights to a homeland.”
Associate Professor Ahmad Shboul from the University of Sydney spoke on “The Inter-Arab Crisis and its Impact on the Palestine Cause”
Mr Ali Kazak, former Ambassador and Head of Delegation (Palestine) topic was “Is a Two State Solution still possible?”
Mr Tony Sabella, journalis and publisher described “The role of the Palestinian diaspora in the Palestinian Cause.”
There were a number of attendees from diverse backgrounds who engaged the speakers with questions and comments.