We will be screening "Promises" (below) this Thursday instead of Professor Benny Morris' presentation on "1948 Revisited."
We understand that whilst Professor Benny Morris’ contribution to history is highly respectable and significant, his personal views are, regrettably, deeply offensive to many.
We want to clarify that the intention of the Israel Society was never to give racism a platform. We had hoped to listen to a historical presentation on “1948” followed by a Q&A - a space for anyone, including those with grievances, to challenge Morris.
Ultimately, we place respect for those who have been offended above the importance of hosting this speaker. As such, in response to complaints about this speaker, we have cancelled this proposed event, and apologise for any unintended offence.
We do still hope to see you on Thursday!