UPDATE: The full hour webinar is available for viewing on Youtube.
I’ve organized a webinar featuring Profs. Rashid Khalidi, Noura Erakat Ian Lustick and I, tomorrow (Wednesday, June 10th) at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern/6pm BST. View it at the following sites: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube. You may post questions via this link.
Thanks to David Hearst and Middle East Eye for hosting this event.
Recent developments in Israel-Palestine and the U.S. have brought even greater urgency to the Middle East conflict. The new Israeli government plans to annex 30% of Occupied Palestine in the Jordan Valley, hammering yet another nail into the coffin of the two-state solution. Questions to explore include
- when/whether the annexation will take place;
- will it matter whether it does or not;
- how the Palestinian solidarity movement should respond to the annexation.
- Do the recent developments offer any new approaches to advance the cause? Or simply strengthen existing ones like BDS?
The murder of George Floyd and the rising protest movement led by Black Lives Matter has highlighted the issue of intersectionality between the movements for social and racial justice in the U.S. and the international movement for Palestinian rights.
Each of our panelists has recently published a new book:
Silverstein has published Tikun Olam since 2003, It exposes the secrets of the Israeli national security state. He lives in Seattle, but his heart is in the east. He publishes regularly at Middle East Eye, the New Arab, and Jacobin Magazine. His work has also appeared in Al Jazeera English, The Nation, Truthout and other outlets.