Sunday 13th May, Yom Yerushalayim & Eve of US Embassy move to Jerusalem, Prof. Rafi Cohen-Almagor provided us with a lively discussion as to whether or not this will be an obstacle to peace. After detailing the reasons for the move and the history behind the controversy, there were many questions from the audience regarding the challenges, practicalities and stumbling blocks to peace in the region.

Raphael Cohen-Almagor, D Phil, Political Theory, Oxford, 1991; B.A. & M.A., Tel Aviv University; Currently: Chair of Politics, University of Hull, Director, Middle East Study Group. 2008-2009:: Acting Deputy Dean of Research, Hull Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. He has published widely in the fields of political science & law, Israel, philosophy & ethics, education, sociology and history.