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THE ISRAELI ACADEMY AND THE PALESTINIAN STRUGGLE: ACCOUNTS OF RECENT EVENTS ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wednesday 16 June 2021, by siawi3

Source: Women In Black 16 juni 2021 om 08:00:04 CEST

THE ISRAELI ACADEMY AND THE PALESTINIAN STRUGGLE: ACCOUNTS OF RECENT EVENTS ON UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES Wednesday, June 23, 2021

13:30-15:00 ET / 20:30-22:00 Palestine / 10:30-12:00 PT / 18:30-12:00 CET

For eleven days in May 2021, the world watched in horror as Israel engaged once again in a relentless and inhumane military attack on Gaza. This outright military attack followed days of organized violence and threatened evictions in Jerusalem during Ramadan. Few international media outlets reported on a systematic series of violent attacks on Palestinian faculty and students in academic institutions across Israel. Peaceful Palestinian protesters were attacked by right-wing Jewish civilian militants while police stood by and watched; Palestinian students were assaulted or threatened by campus security; Others were arrested at random, some beaten and humiliated while in police custody; A great number of students fled their institutions mid-semester in fear of their lives and safety. Only a few academic institutions commented on these events, and none offered students any long term reassurance

On Wednesday, June 23, we will have an opportunity to hear directly from Palestinians describing some of what they have been seeing, hearing, and experiencing on Israeli campuses in recent weeks. We invite US-based academics, students and activists to join, hear the testimonies, ask questions, and learn about how we might lend our support in a meaningful way

:Opening remark
Nadia Abu El-Haj (Anthropology Department, Society of Fellows & Center for Palestine Studies, Columbia University)

:Moderated by
Areej Sabbagh-Khouri (Sociology and Anthropology Department, Hebrew University, Academia for Equality)

:Speakers
Rabea Eghbariah (Lawyer with Adalah Legal Center, and SJD student at Harvard Law School)

Arees Bishara (Sociology PhD student and researcher, Academic and social coordinator of Sawa Program, Tel Aviv University)

Eman Suliman & Khalid Ghnaem (Students, Ben-Gurion University)

Yara Shahine Gharablé (Social and political activist from Yaffa, studying history and gender studies in Tel Aviv University)

Rafat Abu Aish (Journalist and activist, law graduate, Lakiya village, Alnaqab)

REGISTER

The event is organized by Academia for Equality, and co-sponsored by The Center for Palestine Studies, TheMiddle East Institute at Columbia University, Association of Black Anthropologists, Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association, Scientists For Palestine, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, San Francisco State University, Department of Anthropology, University of the Western Cape (South Africa), and NYU Gallatin Human Rights Initiative

supporting organization
Palestine Legal
Gate48, The Netherlands
Israeli Academics in the UK | the contra-IHRA Letter
Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JFJFP)
NorCal Sabeel - Northern California Friends of Sabeel
Workers World Party
ANSWER- Bay Area
Palestine Student Association- University of the Western Cape
Palestine Student Association- UCT (Cape Town)
Palestine Link, The Netherlands
Jewish Voice for Peace
JVP-Bay Area
American Friends Service Committee