First overseas Doha Debate at Oxford Union on 1 May 2007

The first overseas Doha Debate will be held at the Oxford Union on 1 May 2007, 7 p.m., with Tim Sebastian moderating, on the motion: 'This House believes the pro-Israeli lobby has successfully stifled western debate about Israel's actions'

For the motion: Norman Finkelstein, DePaul University and journalist Andrew Cockburn

Against the motion: Malcolm Hoenlein and Times columnist David Aaronovitch

It will be broadcast on BBC World on May 5 and 6.

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