Can there be peace between Israel and Palestine? by Sir Vincent Fean

Women of Budrus protest against the war on Gaza

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Thursday 25 February 2016


This lecture explored the complicated, dynamic situation between Israel and Palestine. Sir Vincent Fean explained some situations in which peace may be a possibility, and discussed what has been done so far to encourage stability in the region.

Sir Vincent has had a distinguished diplomatic career, spanning over 38 years in the British Diplomatic Service which has included appointments as High Commissioner to Malta, Ambassador to Libya and most recently Consul General to Jerusalem from which he retired in 2014. His three year Jerusalem posting entailed promoting UK interests and addressing the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, dealing with President Abbas, the PLO leadership and ministers of the Palestinian Authority.

He is also an alumnus and honorary graduate of the University of Sheffield.

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