Oxford Arab Society present:-
Israeli Apartheid week
Tuesday, if you haven't heard Ilan Pappe speak then take the opportunity today.
Wednesday there is a film about the Gaza invasion, hard to watch and mustn't be missed.
Thursday Israeli Apartheid and the Land Question.
Friday is Karma Nabulsi who is always an exceptional and uplifting speaker ...and more!
Saturday Palestine Through South African Eyes: A Talk by Professor Farid Esack
See below for the full schedule
7.30pm Tuesday, 2nd March :- Rethinking the 1967 War
Speaker: Professor Ilan Pappé
Chair: Professor Avi Shlaim (FBA)
Location: St Antony’s, Nissan Lecture Theatre
Ilan Pappé is a leading historian of the Middle East, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Exeter and a co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies. He was the academic head and founder of the Institute for Peace studies in Givat Haviva Israel (1992-2000) and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa (2000-2008). Prior to his appointment in the UK, he taught Politics at the University of Haifa. He is the author of numerous books including ‘A History of Modern Palestine’ and ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.’
7.30pm Wednesday 3rd March :- Film - To Shoot an Elephant, and Discussion with Director
Speaker: Alberto Arce
Location: Balliol College, Room 23
“To shoot an elephant" is a documentary film by Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah. They both accompanied a group of foreigners who managed to stay embedded with the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances during the 21 days of Operation Cast Lead launched by Israel against the besieged Palestinian people of Gaza.
Their footage features urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images that reveal the experience of the Palestinian citizens of Gaza. During the Israeli invasion, the international media remained outside of Gaza, denying the world the chance of witnessing what was happening inside. This remarkable film helps redress the balance, giving an eye-witness account from within. Screening will be followed by Q & A session with the director.
7.30pm Thursday 4th March :- Israeli Apartheid and the Land Question
Speakers: Salah Mohsen and Nidal Rafa
Location: Wadham College, Old Refectory
Salah Mohsen is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, human rights advocate, and member of the General Council of the National Democratic Assembly. He is an expert on land issues in 1948 Palestinian areas.
Nidal Rafa is a TV producer based in Jerusalem. She has been covering stories on behalf of international media outlets for the past eight years, joining CNN in 2005. Educated at the universities of Haifa and Bir Zeit, she holds a postgraduate degree in International Relations. She sits on the boards of the English-language publication “This Week in Palestine,” and the al-Hosh gallery of Palestinian art in Jerusalem.
7.30pm Friday 5th March :- Until the Return: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Speaker: Dr Karma Nabulsi
Chair: Professor Avi Shlaim (FBA)
Location: St Antony’s College, Nissan Lecture Theatre
Dr Karma Nabulsi is a University Lecturer in Politics and International Relations and Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. From 1977 until 1990 she served as a PLO representative at the UN and in Beirut, Tunis and London. Dr Nabulsi has also been a specialist adviser to the UK parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on Palestinian Refugees and Director of the Civitas Project , a collective research initiated to record the voices and recommendations of Palestinian exile and refugee communities. Dr Nabulsi is a regular contributor to The Guardian. Her publications include ‘Traditions of War : Occupation, Resistance and the Law. ‘
Avi Shlaim is a British-Israeli historian and Professor of International Relations at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a renowned author on the international politics of the Middle East, and a winner of the WJM Mackenzie Book Prize and the David Watt Memorial Prize. His latest book is ‘Israel and Palestine: Reflections, Revisions and Refutations.’
7.30pm Saturday 6th March :- Palestine Through South African Eyes: A Talk by Professor Farid Esack
Speaker: Professor Farid Esack
Location: Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College
Dr. Farid Esack is a South African Muslim theologian who cut his teeth in the South African struggle for liberation. He is the author of numerous books, including Qur’an, Liberation and Pluralism: An Islamic Perspective on Interreligious Solidarity Against Oppression (1997), On Being a Muslim (1999), and Islam, HIV and AIDS (2008). He is currently writing a book titled, Palestine Through South African Eyes, comparing his experience as an activist against apartheid in South Africa with that of the Palestinians under Israeli occupation. After the fall of apartheid in South Africa, Dr. Esack was appointed by Nelson Mandela as a Commissioner for Gender Equality. Dr. Esack has taught at various universities around the world, most recently serving as the Prince al Waleed bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islam at Harvard University. He currently resides in South Africa, where he is Professor in the Study of Islam at the University of Johannesburg.
Lecture Sponsored by the Oxford Palestine Society