A MAJOR conference is to be held in Dewsbury about religious conflicts in Palestine.
The aim of the event on Sunday is to highlight issues about the violence between Israel and Palestine.
The state of Israel was formed in Palestine in 1948.
Many Palestinians, mainly Muslims, became refugees and the debate over their right to return to the Jewish state of Israel and the creation of an independent Palestinian state has provoked years of war and bloodshed.
The conference at Dewsbury Sports Centre has been organised by the Batley Muslim Association and the Friends of Al Aqsa, based in Leicester.
The BMA formed in March this year to represent Muslims' views to local councillors and MPs.
The Friends of Al Aqsa is a non profit- making organisation which promotes the rights of Palestinians and aims to protect the Al Aqsa Haram Sharif Mosque in Jerusalem, third holiest site in the Muslim world, from damage arising from the lengthy conflict.
Speakers at the event include an Imam from Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem; Shaykh Sajjad Nomani of the All India Personal Law Board; and Dr Anthony McRoy, an evangelical Christian human rights campaigner.
Also speaking will be chair of the NATO committee Alice Mahon, Stop the War chairman Andrew Murray, Dr Azzam Tamimi, director of Institute of Islamic Political Thought, Shaykh Ebrahim Bham, secretary of Jamiatul Ulama in South Africa and Dr Daud Abdullah, senior researcher at the Palestine Return Centre.
Places at the free conference are limited. Contact Sulaiman Kazi on 07782142284 or 07833948511.