FEATURING: Special eye-witness account direct from Gaza by Haidar Eid.
Haidar Eid, Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at the Al-Aqsa University, in the Gaza Strip. He has written widely on the Arab-Israeli conflict, including articles published at Znet, Electronic Intifada, Palestine Chronicle, and Open Democracy. Haidar is the author of Worlding Postmodernism: Interpretive Possibilities of Critical Theory and Countering The Palestinian Nakba: One State For All.
Jeff Halper, Israeli anthropologist, former university lecturer, political activist and author. He is a co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and the One Democratic State Campaign. His most recent book is “Decolonising Israel, Liberating Palestine.”
Noura Mansour, Palestinian community organiser and activist, educator, political analyst and Australian Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) campaigner
Arie Huybregts, Socialist Alliance
The latest war against the Palestinians was provoked by Israel's attempts to evict Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in East Jerusalem.
While the bombing has stopped, the crisis still continues. The people of Gaza are still experiencing a total blockade where Israel has the power to deny building materials, food, medical and other supplies into Gaza. The Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah are still facing eviction.
We have seen massive protests in support of the Palestinians all over the world and protests by Palestinians inside Israel. There is a need for ongoing international solidarity.
Two important reports released in early 2021 by B’Tselem and by Human Rights Watch described Israel as an apartheid state. What does this mean for Palestine activism, and how can we better support the Palestinian people in their struggle?
The speakers will discuss the recent events in Palestine and Israel, the roots of the conflict and strategies for international solidarity.
Socialist Alliance will also launch our new pamphlet "Palestine - Israeli apartheid & anti-semitism"