Based in London, Intelligence Squared is a media information organisation, founded in 2002, that has since established itself as a leading global forum for live, agenda-setting debates that are conducted in traditional Oxford style. The organisation promotes global discussions that enable people to make informed decisions concerning vital global issues. Each debate follows the presentation of a motion. Audience members vote either for or against it, immediately following its presentation and then again at the end of the debate.
In 2020, Intelligence Squared held a debate on the motion that ‘Anti-Zionism is Anti-Semitism‘.
Speaking for the motion:
Melanie Phillips, a British journalist, broadcaster and author who is presently a columnist for The Times of London.
Einat Wilf, a former Israeli politician who served as an Intelligence Officer in the Israeli military and Foreign Policy Adviser to Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
Speaking against the motion:
Ilan Pappé, a professor at the University of Exeter, formerly a senior lecturer in political science at the University of Haifa.
Mehdi Hassan, an award-winning British journalist, broadcaster, author and political commentator.
Before the debate the vote was:
After the debate the vote was :
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