Israel Beyond Apartheid: A video talk by Susan Abulhawa (58 min.)

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02/16/2020 - 2:00pm
02/16/2020 - 4:00pm

Susan Abulhawa presents a talk, “Israel Beyond Apartheid,” at the sixth Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on March 22, 2019. She will examine the nature of Israel’s presence in the world, beginning with its claim to be the "only democracy in the Middle East" vs its reality as an apartheid nation. What are the roles Israel has assumed beyond colonizing Palestine in terms of Israel's relationships to other nations, to the natural world, and to history? In November 2018, Israeli authorities barred her entry at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport and prevented her from participating in panel discussions at a literature festival in Ramallah and Jerusalem. She was detained for 32 hours, many of them spent in an Israeli jail cell, as she appealed the decision. An Israeli court upheld her deportation.Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian American writer and political activist. She is the author of a novel, Mornings in Jenin, and the founder of a non-governmental organization, Playgrounds for Palestine. She lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Q&A discussion will follow the video.
Cosponsored by: Palestinian Youth Movement, San Diego and American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Diego