International Conference for the Defence of Occupied Jerusalem

The Emir of Qatar will host an international conference in Doha on February 26th & 27th 2012 on the subject of ‘the defence of Al Quds’. According to the Gulf Times, “[t]he conference will tackle ways to rescue Jerusalem and the Arab vision against the Israeli plan”.

The official conference website states that among the subjects to be discussed is ‘Jerusalem and History’:

“This theme reviews the succeeding periods of Jerusalem’s rich History. It aims at pointing out the weaknesses of the Jew’s historical arguments backing their claims to the holy city. Of paramount importance is the disclosure of Israel’s deeds at falsifying History and archeology by means of destruction, omission, modification and fabrication of historical and archeological facts. By contrast, an emphasis should be put on the overwhelming set of evidence spread across the city showing its rooted past as an inalienable part of Palestine and a holy place for the divine religions.”

The list of participants in the conference includes GMJ organisers  Ghada Karmi and Ismail Patel. The UK Palestine Solidarity Campaign – a GMJ supporter – will be represented by Hilary Wise and its patron Baroness Jenny Tonge will also be present.

Update: for analysis of the conference see here.