Tim Llewellyn, a former BBC Middle East Correspondent, examines UK broadcast and press coverage of Israel and Palestine during the past half century, and finds it once again in a mood to avoid the truth
Tim Llewellyn was the BBC correspondent in Beirut in the mid-Seventies, covering the region, from Tehran to Baghdad to Beirut and Jerusalem, and again, based in Nicosia, in the 80s and 90s. He is the author of Spirit of the Phoenix: Beirut and the Story of Lebanon, published by I.B.Tauris in 2010. He is now a member of the Balfour Project charity, which aims to inform the British public about Britain’s responsibility for what has happened in Israel/ Palestine, and campaigns for equal rights for all in the Holy Land.
Tom Hurndall was a student at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). He was fatally wounded by the Israeli Defence Force whilst protecting Palestinian children in Gaza. He died on January 13th 2004. Since 2005 MMU has hosted a Memorial Lecture which has attracted prestigious figures willing to speak out against what was done in 2004 and what is still being done now by the Israeli State. For more
details about this lecture and previous lectures, visit the Tom Hurndall Memorial Lecture page on Facebook. The organising group for the lecture is from MMU and Manchester University. This is the 15th Tom Hurndall Memorial Lecture.