Confirmed IHRC speakers at the following event (see below for dates and times):

Massoud Shadjareh \’Palestine, Human Rights & Justice\’
Sultana Tafadar \’The case against Ariel Sharon\’
Dr. Saied Reza Ameli \’Al-Quds as a Millenium Dome\’

IHRC advisors attending:

Imam Mohammad Al-Asi, \’What the Western Press Calls \”Suicide Bombings\”\’
Mohammad Asi, Washington, D.C. Islamic Centre, USA
Imam Achmad Cassiem \’Justice Before Peace\’, Islamic Unity Convention, Cape Town, South Africa
Saeed Bahmanpour

Also attending:

Rabbi Yisroel Weiss, \’Jerusalem: Source of Conflict, Symbol of Peace\’ from anti-Zionist group Neturei Karta, New York, USA
Dr. Anthony McRoy, pro-Palestinian activist \’The Condition of Israeli Arabs\’
Rev. Steven Sizer, \’Christian Zionism and the Destruction of Haram Al-Sharif,\’ UK.


A two-day international conference organised by Institute of Islamic Studies – London.
Date: 1st & 2nd March 2003 (Sat. & Sun.) 09:30 AM – 06:30 PM

Day One: Saturday 1st March 2003

9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
H. Bashir (Director, Institute of Islamic Studies)

Panel 1: (10.15-12.20)
A Holy City for the Three Monotheistic Faiths
Chair: Mohammad Asi

10.15-10.35 Jerusalem in the Arab-Jewish Writings
Hassan Hanafi, Cairo University, Egypt

10.35-10.55 Jerusalem: Source of Conflict, Symbol of Peace
Yisroel Dovid Weiss, Neturei Karta International, USA

10.55-11.15 The Condition of Israeli Arabs
Anthony McRoy, Journalist/Researcher, UK

11.15-11.35 Jerusalem and Worship: An Anglican/Christian Response to Christian Zionism
Frank Gelli, Arkadash Network for Dialogue of Civilisations, UK

11.35- 11.55 The City of Al-Quds under the Islamic Rule
Mohsen Araki, Islamic Centre of England, UK

11.55-12.20 Panel Discussion

12.20-14.00 Lunch and Prayer Break

Panel 2: (14.00-15.40)
Jerusalem/Al-Quds Through the Ages of History
Chair: Hassan Hanafi

13.30-13.50 A Tragedy of an Arab Islamic Land
Mohamed Ibrahim El Fayomi, Al-Azhar University, Egypt

13.50-14.10 Jerusalem: Colonisation or Reunification?
Pandeli M Glavanis, Northumbria University, UK

14.10-14.30 Jerusalem in the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BC
J. H. Hassan, Islamic College for Advanced Studies, UK

14.30- 14.50 Christian Zionism and the Destruction of Haram Al-Sharif
Stephen R. Sizer, Religious Researcher, UK

14.50-15.10 The Importance of Al-Quds from Islamic point of view
Nassif Al-Jibouri, France

15.10-15.40 Panel Discussion

15.40-16.00 Break

Panel 3: (16.00-18.30)
International Perceptions of Jerusalem/Al -Quds
Chair: Saeed Bahmanpour

16.00-16.20 The Legal Case against Ariel Sharon
Sultana Tafadar, Islamic Human Rights Commission, UK

16.20-16.40 Crimes Committed in the Holy Quds
Nouri Jafar, University College Kensington London, UK

16.40-17.00 The International Legal Position of Jerusalem
Abdallah Al Ashaal, NYU Law School, USA

17.00-17.20 The Unfeasibility of Oslo Treaty
S. A. Al-Hakim, Institute of Islamic Studies, UK

17.20-17.40 Jerusalem in the International Law
Saleh B. Al-Tayar, France

17.40-18.00 Palestine Human Rights and Justice
Masoud Shajareh, Islamic Human Rights Commission, UK

18.00-18.30 Panel Discussion

Day Two: Sunday 2nd March 2003
Panel 1: (10.00-12.30)
Civilisation and Culture of Harmony and Tolerance in Jerusalem/Al-Quds
Chair: Pandeli M Glavanis

10.00-10.20 The Preservation of the Cultural Heritage in the Old City of
Francesco Bandarin, UNESCO: World Heritage Centre, France

10.20-10.40 Quds from the View Point of the Three Monotheistic Faiths
Zahra Mostafavi, Society for the Defence of Palestinian Nation (S.D.P.N.), Iran

10.40-11.00 Saeed Bahmanpour, Islamic College for Advanced Studies, UK

11.00-11.20 Aesthetics of Architecture in Al-Quds City
Raouf M. A. Al-Ansari, KCRS, UK

11.20-11.40 Palestine as a Millennium Dome
Saied Reza Ameli, University of Tehran, Iran

11.40-12.20 Panel Discussion

12.20-14.00 Lunch and Prayer Break

Panel 2: (14.00-15.40)
The Future for Jerusalem/Al -Quds
Chair: Ahmad Cassiem

14.00-14.20 United States Policy in the Middle East: Palestinian Issues
Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham, UK

14.20-14.40 Repatriation of the Palestinian Refugees The Untried Key to Middle East Peace
Majed Al-Zaeer, Palestinian Return Centre, UK

14.40-15.00 The Future of Quds
Seyed G. Safavi, SOAS, University of London, UK

15.00-15.20 An Analysis of Different Solutions for the Future of Quds
S. A. Mohtashami-Pour, Member of Parliament, Iran

15.20-15.40 Panel Discussion

15.40-16.00 Break

Panel 3: (16.00-17.30)
Al-Quds and Intifadha (Uprising)
Chair: Majed Al-Zeer

16.00-16.20 What the Western Press Calls \”Suicide Bombings\”
Mohammad Asi, Washington, D.C. Islamic Centre, USA

16.20-16.40 Palestinian Resistance for Al-Aqsa Mosque
Ismail Patel, Friends of Al-Aqsa, UK

16.40-17.00 Justice before Peace
Ahmad Cassiem, Unity Convention, South Africa

17.00-17.30 Panel Discussion

17.30-17.45 Closing RemarksInstitute of Islamic Studies – London

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