The Case Against “Israel”: Dr. As’ad AbuKhalil
Friday, March 1, 2013
University of British Columbia – Woodward Room 2 , 2198 Health Sciences Way (http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/
Part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2013
SPHR-UBC would like to recognize that this event and all their activities take place on the unceded territory of the Musqueam people. SPHR-UBC unequivocally stands in solidarity with the Musqueam people and all their supporters in the Idle No More movement.
Israel was created unilaterally in 1948 as a result of the ethnic cleansing of over 750,000 Palestinians. This occupation maintained and supported by Western powers continues until today, and now more than 8 million Palestinians live outside Palestine. All those who stayed either live as second class citizens inside 1948 Palestine, or as an occupied people in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. The purpose of this event is to challenge the creation of this Zionist entity, break the silence and inform students and all humans of conscious about the legal and moral implications of supporting this illegal Apartheid state.
Does the apartheid state have a right to exist? Did it ethnically cleanse 750,000 Palestinians and destroy over 500 villages or is this just a Palestinian myth? Is it the only “true” democracy in the Middle East or is it a settler-colonial Apartheid state? And why does this Zionist entity have to maintain its aggression and occupation of Palestine? Is this structure of systemic and systematic colonialism, oppression and occupation of stolen land viable or is it doomed to failure?
These, among many other questions, will be addressed by Dr. As’ad Abu Khalil, a Lebanese American Professor of Political Science at California State University and the man responsible for the Angry Arab News Agency blog. The event titled “The Case Against ‘Israel’” will shed light on very important questions facing Palestinians and their supporters.
Join the Solidarity for Palestinian Human Rights (SPHR) at the University of British Columbia at an intriguing and thought-provoking discussion.
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