‘Headlines from the Holy Land’: book launch at City University London 15th October

9781137395122.EditI will be taking part in a panel discussion to coincide with the publication of my new book, and signing copies afterwards, at City University London on October 15th.

The event is free to attend, and you can sign up here

Even if relative calm has followed large-scale loss of life and destruction of property in Gaza last year, there is no effective Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The eyes of diplomats and policy makers are elsewhere in the region, drawn by the challenges and dangers of Iraq and Syria – yet the Israeli-Palestinian conflict remains an issue which will one day have to be addressed. The amount of media coverage given over to Gaza last year shows that the international interest generated by ties of history, faith, and politics remains as strong as ever.

This forum will discuss the reporting of a story often seen as the ultimate challenge for a foreign correspondent, and how the relationship between journalism and diplomacy works.

On the panel:

Dr James Rodgers, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at City University London, and author of the new book Headlines from the Holy Land (which tackles some of the issues we hope to discuss).
Sir Vincent Fean, British Consul-General, Jerusalem (2010-14), now retired.
Harriet Sherwood, known for her reporting of the conflict for The Guardian

There will be a drinks reception following the Forum, and James will be signing copies of his book ‘Headlines from the Holy Land.’

A view of the barrier between Israel and the West Bank, near Qalandiya crossing point, June 2014 Picture: James Rodgers

A view of the barrier between Israel and the West Bank, near Qalandiya crossing point, June 2014
Picture: James Rodgers

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