Sept. 18: Beyond the Palestinian Statehood Initiative – Freeing Palestine and Delegitimizing Israel

Freeing Palestine and Delegitimizing Israel

Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011
2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Vancouver Public Library
Alma VanDusen Room
350 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC

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Sessions and speakers include:
“Palestinian Struggle: Liberation or Statehood?”
KHALED BARAKAT, Palestinian writer and activist
“Canada and Israel: Settler-Colonial United Front”
MIKE KREBS, organizer with the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC)
“Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: Global Solidarity for Palestine”
CHARLOTTE KATES, solidarity activist and advocate for Palestinian refugees’ right to return

The Palestinian Authority’s “September statehood initiative” – in which the United Nations will be asked to recognize Palestine as a member state upon the convening of the UN General Assembly in September – has led to a great deal of discussion and media coverage about Palestine, self-determination and statehood. What does the statehood initiative really mean? What are its implications for the Palestinian struggle for liberation, and for the Palestinian people, inside and outside Palestine?

Join the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign (BIAC) for a teach-in and facilitated discussion about the Palestinian “statehood initiative,” raising critical questions and analysis about the statehood initiative and its implications for the Palestinian movement – and what we can do in Canada to support freedom, liberation and return for Palestine and Palestinians, including the global campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).

Saeb Erekat of the PA recently stressed that the PA has no desire to “delegitimize Israel,” using the same term as the organized Zionist movement in denouncing the “delegitimization of Israel.” In fact, delegitimizing the illegitimate is precisely the struggle of the Palestinian movement for liberation – and exactly the goal of BDS.

For more information regarding this event, please contact the Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign at

Boycott Israeli Apartheid Campaign

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