6 thoughts on “Australia Two-State Debate Invites, then Disinvites, then Reinvites Palestinian BDS Activist – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. As the person who broke the story and have been touch with a fair few of the participants and with contacts in various places I can report that it appears as if Dahlia and Peter found out about the disinvitation on my Facebook timeline. They were not aware of any of the developments. Nor was LimmudOz involved in any of it at all full stop. Those who objected were the two speakers who are no longer on the program.

    1. @ Sol: I’ve been informed that the two speakers who dropped out of the program were the ones who invited Scheindlin & Beinart to Limmud Oz. That impression may be wrong. But that’s what I was told. I did try to reach you last night via Skype. But you were offline.

      Also, Sabawi was told that all the speakers objected to her being on the program, according to what I was told.

  2. Please make a correction to the title. I am not a BDS leader, or any kind of leader. I am a Palestinian writer who supports BDS. These two are different things. Thank you. Samah

  3. Much of I/P is “fought” outside the Land, in places like Australia and USA. It appears that both those places are war-zones in the fight between conservatism-reaction-counter-revolution and (?) liberalism. Liberalism promotes discussion, free speech, opposes censorship, etc. Conservatism is all about power and social hierarchy and the protection of unearned privilege by (almost) any means. and likes to suppress discussion.

    So I/P fits right in to this “war” since Zionism is a counter-revolution (seeking to restore power to a formerly “out” group, the Jews and to suppress anothe4r people and so establish hierarchy, like racism anywhere else).

    Liberals especially among Jews must learn to fight as hard as conservatives do, even perhaps as unfairly.

  4. Richard,
    Skype is too distracting so if you need to talk to me PM on facebook or email me and I’ll switch it on. (new computer coming!)
    As for the facts: If both Dvir Abramovich and Geoffrey Bloch were on the LimmudOz committee Peter Beinart and most certainly Dahlia Scheindlin would not have been invited to LimmudOz the hard working committee is composed mainly of hard-working volunteers and not community big wigs.
    Samah was initially told that the objection came from all the other speakers, but within a couple of hours further digging by both her and me (and a direct comment from Dahlia Scheindlin) soon corrected the record.

  5. Amazing. Samah herself was going to be boycotted because some people can’t fathom the boycott of Israel. At least the Wheeler Centre eventually saw the light and re-instated her.

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