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The Palestine Podcast

News, views and analysis on Palestine-Israel

The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarit
Latest Episode5/22/2020

Palestine Podcast #37: Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair on ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In Palestine’

Ep. 37
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#37 – Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair on ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In Palestine' [2020-05-22] – (Download here) Note: This podcast is also available as a video which you can watch here. INFO: On 21st May 2020 Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair held a friendly discussion and debate about accountability and obligations of companies and governments towards trade with Isreal's illegal settlements, and wider issues of how we in Europe and beyond can help to achieve justice for the Palestinian people. About the speakers: Michael Lynk – the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in occupied Palestine Dr Anna Kdair – Legal Researcher and Advocacy officer, Al-Haq Prof Tom Moerenhout – Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs Clare Daly – member of the European Parliament (Ireland) Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.
5/22/2020

Palestine Podcast #37: Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair on ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In Palestine’

Ep. 37
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#37 – Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair on ‘Stop Settlements – On The Road To Justice In Palestine' [2020-05-22] – (Download here) Note: This podcast is also available as a video which you can watch here. INFO: On 21st May 2020 Michael Lynk, Clare Daly, Tom Moerehout and Ann Kdair held a friendly discussion and debate about accountability and obligations of companies and governments towards trade with Isreal's illegal settlements, and wider issues of how we in Europe and beyond can help to achieve justice for the Palestinian people. About the speakers: Michael Lynk – the UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in occupied Palestine Dr Anna Kdair – Legal Researcher and Advocacy officer, Al-Haq Prof Tom Moerenhout – Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs Clare Daly – member of the European Parliament (Ireland) Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.
5/15/2020

Palestine Podcast #36: Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan’

Ep. 36
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#36 – Diana Buttu on ‘The New Nakba: Israel’s Annexation Plan' [2020-05-13] – (Download here) Note: This podcast is also available as a video which you can watch here. INFO: To mark Nakba Day 2020, on Wednesday 13h May the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to host an online public meeting with Palestinian legal expert and political analyst Diana Buttu. About the talk Ms. Buttu discussed Israel’s latest plan to illegally annex large areas of the West Bank in the context on the ‘Ongoing Nakba’ which has seen the Palestinians subjected to seven decades of dispossession, ethnic cleansing, military occupation, mass incarceration, illegal annexation and racist apartheid. 72 years on from the violent colonial partition of Palestine in 1948 and the forcible expulsion of two thirds of its indigenous people, she will also discuss what Palestinians, internationals and the international community can do to prevent this new Nakba, and how we can effectively support the Palestinian people’s struggle for freedom, justice, equality and return. About the speaker Diana Buttu is a Ramallah-based lawyer, analyst and commentator, a former legal advisor to Palestine Liberation Organization, and Policy Advisor to the Palestinian thinktank Al-Shabaka. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.
11/21/2019

Palestine Podcast #34: Selma Dabbagh & Basma Ghalayini on ‘Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba’

Ep. 34
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#34 – Selma Dabbagh & Basma Ghalayini on ‘Palestine +100: Stories from a Century After the Nakba' [2019-11-06] – (Download here) INFO: On Wednesday 6th November 2019 in Trinity College Dublin, ‘Palestine +100: Stories From a Century After The Nakba’, the first ever anthology of Palestinian science fiction, was launched by Palestinian writer Selma Dabbagh and editor Basma Ghalayini. The book poses a question to contemporary Palestinian writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2048 – exactly 100 years after Nakba, the displacement of more than 700,000 people? The result: contemporary Palestinian writers offering their own spin on the science fiction and fantasy genre. Covering a range of approaches – from SF noir, to nightmarish dystopia, to high-tech farce – these stories use the blank canvas of the future to reimagine the Palestinian experience today. Along the way, we encounter drone swarms, digital uprisings, time-bending VR, peace treaties that span parallel universes, and even a Palestinian superhero, in the first anthology of science fiction from Palestine. Hear one of the contributors to this groundbreaking new collection of science-fiction stories, British Palestinian writer, Selma Dabbagh and the editor, Basma Ghalayini, as they discuss an anthology that uses possible futures as a vehicle for exploring the politics of the present. Hosted by Academics for Palestine and the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.
10/16/2019

Palestine Podcast #33: Ilan Pappe on ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories’

Ep. 33
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#33 – Ilan Pappe on ‘The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories [2019-10-12] – (Download here) INFO: The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was honoured to launch the paperback of Ilan Pappe’s new book, The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories (Oneworld, 2019) on 12th October 2019 in Dublin. This podcast is a recording of the talk by the acclaimed Israeli historian where he discussed a book which has been called “critical for understanding the present situation and looking forward to possible solutions”. About the Book Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 From the author of the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine – the seminal study of the 1948 Nakba and the violent creation of the State of Israel – comes an incisive look at the Occupied Palestinian Territories, picking up the story where that book left off. In this comprehensive exploration of one of the world’s most prolonged and tragic conflicts, Pappe uses recently declassified archival material to analyse the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians – and the decision-making process itself – that laid the foundation of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world’s largest ‘open prison’. About the Author Ilan Pappe is Professor of History at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the College of Social Sciences and International Studies and Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter, and the author of over a dozen books including the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, A History of Modern Palestine, The Idea of Israel, Ten Myths About Israel and The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel. In 2017, Pappe was awarded the Middle East Monitor’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Palestine Book Awards. Hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.
3/25/2019

Palestine Podcast #32: Ben White on ‘Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel’

Ep. 32
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#32 – Ben White on ‘Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel' [2019-02-28] – (Download here) INFO: As part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2019, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Academics for Palestine were proud to host acclaimed journalist and author Ben White for an evening of discussion about his latest book Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel (Pluto, 2018). The event took place on 28th February 2019 in Dublin. About ‘Cracks in the Wall’ After decades of occupation and creeping annexation, Israel has created an apartheid, one state reality in historic Palestine. Peace efforts have failed because of one, inconvenient truth: the Israeli maximum on offer does not meet the Palestinian minimum, or the standards of international law. But while the situation on the ground is bleak, Ben White argues that there are widening cracks in Israel’s traditional pillars of support. Opposition to Israeli policies and even critiques of Zionism are growing in Jewish communities, as well as amongst Western progressives. The election of Donald Trump has served as a catalyst for these processes, including the transformation of Israel from a partisan issue into one that divides the US establishment. Meanwhile, the Palestinian-led boycott campaign is gathering momentum, prompting a desperate backlash by Israel and its allies. With sharp analysis, Ben White says now is the time to plot a course that avoids the mistakes of the past – a way forward beyond apartheid in Palestine. The solution is not partition and ethnic separation, but equality and self-determination – for all. About the Author Ben White is a journalist and analyst, who has been visiting and writing about Palestine for over a decade. His books include Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy (Pluto, 2011), Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide (Pluto, 2014), and Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel (Pluto, 2018). His articles have been published by the Guardian, Independent, Newsweek Middle East, and many others. Ben is a frequent guest expert on Al Jazeera, and is a contributor for Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign in association with Academics for Palestine. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.
12/4/2018

Palestine Podcast #31: Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid Law’

Ep. 31
The Palestine Podcast showcases a selection of lectures, talks and interviews featuring leading experts and social justice activists active on the Palestine-Israel issue. Brought to you by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Click here to view all podcasts. ===== PP#31 – Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid Law' [2018-11-15] – (Download here) INFO: On Thursday 15th November the IPSC hosted Aida Touma-Sliman MK, a Palestinian member of the Israel parliament. Ms. Touma-Sliman discussed the passage of Israel’s new apartheid ‘Nation State’ law in the context of the growth of rightwing extremism in Israel’s domestic and foreign policy, and the efforts to resist this trend. This was a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from someone who opposes Israeli state racism, apartheid and militarism from within the very corridors of power. In July 2018 Israel passed the so-called ‘Nation State Law’, a racist law designed to officially assign second class status to Palestinian citizens of Israel, and to deny their claim to their homeland. It has been widely described and decried as enshrining apartheid inside the state of Israel, where previously Israel had sought to hide official discrimination behind a liberal veneer. This slipping of the mask is just the latest in a long line escalating measures designed to marginalise Palestinians, whichever side of the Green Line they live on – from the shooting of unarmed protestors in Gaza, to the demolition of villages in the West Bank and Negev, to the crackdown on anti-occupation civil society groups. Meanwhile there has been an uptick in Israeli airstrikes in neighbouring countries and sabre-rattling against Iran and Lebanon. All of these are a legacy of the exponential growth of far right political parties and movements inside Israel over the past two decades, and the continued impunity which Israel enjoys abroad, something now amplified by Trump’s rise to power in the US. About the speaker Aida Touma-Sliman MK is a Palestinian member of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) where she heads the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality. She was elected in 2015 for the Joint List, the coalition of Arab and leftwing parties. She was born in Nazareth into a Christian Palestinian family and earned a B.A. in psychology and Arabic literature from the University of Haifa. Touma-Sliman founded the Arab feminist group Women Against Violence in 1992. She joined the Hadash party, later becoming editor-in-chief of Al-Ittihad, an Arabic language newspaper. She became the first female member of the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel and co-founded the International Women’s Commission for a Just Palestinian-Israeli Peace. In July 2018, following the passage of the ‘Nation State Law’, she penned an article for The Guardian newspaper entitled ‘Netanyahu will be known as the first prime minister of Israeli apartheid’. Hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, with the assistance of the Global Campaign Against US/NATO Military Bases. Disclaimer: The views expressed in this podcast reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.