- Do We Have the Right to Kill the Children of Iraq?
- Dialogue is the only way to end the cycle of violence
- Narratives that Kill - the Case of Israel and Palestine
- Ideological Conflict, Philosophy and Dialogue
- International Congress on Medical Ethics, Teheran
- Uprootedness, Narratives and Conflict
- LSE Meeting with Alan Ryan
Uprootedness, Narratives and Conflict
I am interested in national conflicts where two groups are partly trapped in their conflict by the rival histories they tell about it. The Israel-Palestine conflict is particularly striking in this way. My Simone Weil lecture Uprootedness, Narratives and Conflict is about this. I was severely criticised for this lecture by an Israeli philosopher in an e-mail which started an email correspondence, which was quite interesting. My critic raised serious doubts about whether Simone Weil was a good person to cite in discussing these issues with Israelis.