"Islam, British Society & the Terrorist Threat"

"Islam, British Society & the Terrorist Threat" Daily Mail columnist Melanie Phillips to speak at Hebrew U. on "Islam, British Society & the Terrorist Threat". The lecture is open to the public.

British journalist, Melanie Phillips, will speak at the Hebrew University on "Islam,British Society & the Terrorist Threat." as part of a symposium organized by the VidalSassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism. The event will take place atthe Maiersdorf Faculty Club at the Mount Scopus campus on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at6.30 p.m.Formerly the news editor at The Guardian, Phillips was also a columnist for The Observerand The Sunday Times newspapers. She now writes a column for the Daily Mail andis known as an outspoken commentator on Israel affairs. Her recent book, Londonistanfocuses on the British establishment's apathy and defeatism towards the rise ofIslamist terror groups and their sympathizers in British society.According to Phillips, "Britain is in denial. Having allowed the country to turn into a global hub of the Islamic jihad without apparently giving it a second thought, the British establishment is still failing even now - despite the wake-up calls of both 9/11 and the London bomb attacks of 2005 - to acknowledge what it is actually facing and take the appropriate action."

Other speakers at the symposium will include Prof. Robert Wistrich, head of the Vidal Sassoon Center and Isi Leibler from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. A reception will be held prior to the event at 6 p.m.

To register, call: Rebecca Zeffert, Dept. of Media Relations, the Hebrew University, tel: 052 4282661 or Orit Sulitzeanu, Hebrew University spokesperson, tel. 02-5882910 or 052-2608016. Internet site: http://media.huji.ac.il.