Afraid of the bombDebate, October 31 18.00 hrs
Afraid of the bomb
The entire international community is watching the nuclear developments in Iran. Is Iran really developing a nuclear weapon? And will Israel decide to launch an attack on the Iranian nuclear installations to stop the Iranian nuclear ambition? Both countries are considered a threat to peace and stability both in the Middle East and far beyond.
At the same time both Iran and Israel consider themselves as victims. Israel is terrified that archenemy Iran will develop nuclear weapons and become a nuclear weapon state. Iran in its turn is still traumatized by the Iraqi attacks with chemical weapons on Iranian troops and civilians, more than 20 years ago. Iran has suffered over 100.000 victims from these attacks.
Living with fear
How does the fear of Weapons of Mass Destruction dominate daily life in the Middle East? This will be the main question on Wednesday October 31 during a debate (in English) between, among others, Susi Snyder (program leader Nuclear Disarmament at IKV Pax Christi), Jan Jaap van Oosterzee (Middle-East specialist at IKV Pax Christi) Sharon Dolev (head of the Israeli anti-nuclear movement) and Shariar Katheri (a physician from Iran specialized in the treatment of victims of chemical weapons). The debate is organized by the Dutch peace organization IKV Pax Christi. Moderator is journalist Pieter van den Blink.
To register, please send an e-mail with your name, the number of people attending and a subject line ‘Afraid of the Bomb’ to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail.
The seminar is English spoken
Foyer open at 17.30 hrs
Programme starts 18.00 hrs
Programme ends 19.30 hrs
Entrance is free