21 February 2020

Uitgesteld: 3 apr. Amsterdam, Symposium: “The question of apartheid in Israel/Palestine”

Update: vanwege de coronamaatregelen is het symposium uitgesteld tot een nader te bepalen datum

Organized by docP – The Rights Forum – Students for Justice in Palestine

Venue: UvA-library, Doelenzaal, Singel 425, Amsterdam

April 3, 2020, 1 – 5 p.m


Professor Virginia Tilley, co-author of the UN ESCWA report Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid 2017; and author of The One State Solution,  2003

Professor John Dugard, author of Confronting Apartheid. A Personal History of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine, 2018

Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Health Development Information and Policy Institute, Palestine

Three panel discussions

In discussions on the future of Israel and Palestine, the so-called Two-state solution has long been the dominant paradigm. Although the implausibility of this strategy is by now generally accepted (usually phrased as being “on the brink of collapse”), official bodies such as the UN, the EU and most of their member states still pay lip service to the idea, without a feasible vision for its implementation. Meanwhile, the United States’ government has launched a new plan called the “Deal of the Century”, which essentially paves the way for Israel to annex much of the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

At the symposium panel members and guests will have the opportunity to discuss other issues,   including whether apartheid is confined to the Occupied Palestinian Territory or whether, in the light of measures such as the Nation State Law , it can be said that Israel practises apartheid in Israel itself. Strategies for combatting Israel’s policies and practices will also be discussed, including the value of BDS and the future role of policy makers, academics and activists.

Registration is required, please send an email to [email protected]

Admission fee:

€10,- via https://donate.docp.nl/. Please write “Symposium” in the payment description.

Free admission for students.

The full programme will be made available at a later stage. Please consult the website www.docp.nl for any changes.

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