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The Palestine Podcast

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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.

Current Palestine Podcast:

mp3PP#30 – Aida Touma-Sliman on ‘Israel’s New Apartheid Law’ [2018-11-15] – (Download here)

 

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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.

Previous Palestine Podcasts:

PP#30 – Benjamin Ladraa on ‘As long as the world is burning: The Walk to Palestine’ [2018-06-26] – (Download here)

 

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PP#29Shawan Jabarin on ‘The Great March of Return, Israel’s Assault on Gaza & the Struggle for Justice in Palestine’ [2018-06-26] – (Download here)

 

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PP#28Nery Ramati on ‘Palestinian Child Prisoners in Apartheid Israel’s Prisons’ [2018-04-18] – (Download here)

 

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PP#27 David Landy on ‘Jerusalem, The Eternal Undivided Capital’ [2018-01-20] – (Download here)

 

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PP#26 – Shaun O’Neill on ‘Separate Lives: Stories of everyday life from the Occupied West Bank’ [2018-01-19] – (Download here)

 

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PP#25David Cronin on ‘Balfour’s Shadow: A Century of British Support for Zionism and Israel’ [2017-10-23] – (Download here)

 

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PP#24Mike Murphy, Neilí Conroy, Harry Browne and Betty Purcell on on ‘What We Saw In Palestine’ [2017-11-09] – (Download here)

 

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PP#23 – Steven Salaita on ‘Why Palestine Is Everyone’s Moral Issue’ [2017-09-12] – (Download here)

 

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PP#22 – Steven Salaita on ‘BDS and the Modern University’ [2017-09-11] – (Download here)

 

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PP#20 – Ghada Karmi on ‘Return: A Palestinian Memoir’ [2016-09-08] – (Download here)

 

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PP#19 – Ronit Lentin, Harry Browne & David Landy on ‘Anti-Zionism & Antisemitism’ [2016-06-07] – (Download here)

 

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PP#18 – Various Artists on ‘Poetry for Palestine’ [2016-07-15] – (Download here)

 

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PP#17 – Lubnah Shomali on ‘Palestinian Refugees & The Right of Return – From the Nakba to today’s refugee crisis’ [2016-05-11] – (Download here)

 

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PP#16 – Aouda Zbidat on ‘Palestinian Political Prisoners from children to internees’ [2016-04-20] – (Download here)

 

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PP#15Prof. Jeff Halper on ‘War Against the People: Israel, The Palestinians and Global Pacification’ [2016-01-21] – (Download here)

 

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PP#14 – Academics for Palestine discussion on ‘Academic Voices From Palestine: Education Under Occupation’ [2015-10-14] – (Download here)

 

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PP#13 – Riya Hassan on ’10 years of BDS: A decade of global resistance to Israeli Apartheid’ [2015-09-23] – (Download here)

 

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PP#12Lia Tarachanksy on ‘Israeli Collective Denial of the Nakba’ [2015-09-09] – (Download here)

 

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PP#11 – Raymond Deane, Honor Heffernan & Ronit Lentin on ‘Bearing Witness to Israel’s Crimes Against the Palestinian People’ [2015-07-09] – (Download here)

 

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PP#10 – Elaine Bradley on ‘Bearing Witness to Israel’s Crimes Against the Palestinian People’ [2015-03-10] – (Download here)
 

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PP#9Dr. Yaser Alashqar – Eyewitness to destruction and resistance in Gaza after the 2014 Israeli attack [2014-10-29] – (Download here)
 

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PP#8John Rose on ‘Israel – Analysing the Empire’s watchdog in the Middle East’ [2014-09-13] – (Download here)
 

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PP#7Dr. David Landy on ‘Ordinary Palestinians’ in the ‘City of David’: Tourism as a Battleground of Identity in Israel/Palestine [2014-05-14] – (Download here)
 

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PP#6Fadwa Barghouti & Neeshan Balton on the launch of the ‘Campaign for the Freedom of Marwan Barghouthi & All Palestinian Political Prisoners – Ireland’ [2014-05-07] – (Download here)
 

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PP#5 – Mohammad Al-Azza on ‘Reporting Israel’s occupation of Palestine from Aida refugee camp’ [2014-04-16] – (Download here)
 

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PP#4 –  Eva Bartlett on ‘The Illegal and Inhuman Israeli Siege of Gaza’ [2014-03-29] – (Download here)
 

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PP#3 –  Randa Wahbe of Addameer on ‘Repression and Palestinian Resistance in Apartheid Israel’s jails’ [2014-03-05] – (Download here)
 

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PP#2 –  Dr. Ghada Karmi & Prof. Haim Bersheeth on ‘Academic Boycotts of Israel’ [2014-02-20] – (Download here)
 

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PP#1 –  Dr. Mustafa Barghouti on “Promised Lands: How Israel Sabotaged the Two State Solution” [2013-12-03] – (Download here)
 

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Disclaimer: The views expressed in these podcasts reflect the opinions of the speaker(s) only and do not reflect the views of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign unless otherwise explicitly stated.