Speakers for the motion:
Professor Jacqueline Rose: Writer and presenter of "Dangerous Liaison - Israel and America", Channel 4 (2002) and author of "The Question of Zion" (Spring 2005).
Professor Avi Shlaim: Professor of International Relations and Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and author of "The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World".
Amira Hass: Correspondent of Haaretz Daily in the occupied territories. She lived in Gaza for 3 years and has lived in Ramallah for the past 7 years. She is the author of "Reporting from Ramallah".
Speakers against the motion:
Melanie Phillips: Daily Mail columnist, panellist on Radio 4's The Moral Maze and author. Her 1996 book "All Must Have Prizes", a study of Britain's educational decline, provoked the fury of educationists and the delight and relief of parents. Her latest book "The Ascent of Woman" is a study of the suffragette movement and the ideas behind it.
Shlomo Ben-Ami: Former Israel Foreign Minister during the last phase of the peace negotiations. He has written extensively on Israeli affairs, and has just completed a book on the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Professor Raphael Israeli: Professor of Islamic, Middle Eastern and Chinese history at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Professor Israeli is the author of 15 books and some 80 scholarly articles in those domains. A member of the Steering Committee of the Ariel Centre for Policy Research (ACPR), his work in Hebrew, French and English frequently appears in leading international publications including NATIV, a bi-monthly publication of the ACPR.
Chair: Richard Lindley Former journalist with ITN and BBC Panorama, who now writes about television journalism.
Final vote: 355 For, 320 Against