FIGURES from both sides of the Middle Eastern divide will speak at a meeting in Durham City next week.

The event, chaired by Conservative Party parliamentary candidate Ben Rogers, takes place at St Nicholas Church, on Tuesday, at 7pm.

Panellists are Feras Qumseya, a Bethlehem-born Palestinian activist and president of the Holy Land Christian Society, and Ohad Reifen, an Israeli activist from the Peres Centre For Peace.