Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
التضامن الإيرلندي الفلسطيني

The Palestine Podcast

tppodcastlogoWelcome to the Palestine Podcast

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

 

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On Thursday September 8th 2016 we spent an unforgettable evening with acclaimed Palestinian author, academic and activist Ghada Karmi as she launched her latest book, ‘Return: A Palestinian Memoir‘ (Verso, 2016).

The event was jointly hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and Academics for Palestine, and took place in the Ballroom in Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin. Ghada Karmi was in conversation with well-known academic and journalist Harry Browne, and there was time for questions from the audience.

About the Speaker

An extraordinary memoir of exile and the impossibility of finding home, from the author of ‘In Search of Fatima‘ (Verso, 2002) and ‘Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine‘ (Pluto, 2007)

“The journey filled me with bitterness and grief. I remember looking down on a nighttime Tel Aviv from the windows of a place taking me back to London and thinking hopelessly, ‘flotsam and jetsam, that’s what we’ve become, scattered and divided. There’s no room for us or our memories here. And it won’t be reversed.’”

Having grown up in Britain following her family’s exile from Palestine, doctor, author and academic Ghada Karmi leaves her adoptive home in a quest to return to her homeland. She starts work with the Palestinian Authority and gets a firsthand understanding of its bizarre bureaucracy under Israel’s occupation.

In her quest, she takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the heart of one of the world’s most intractable conflict zones and one of the major issues of our time. Visiting places she has not seen since childhood, her unique insights reveal a militarised and barely recognisable homeland, and her home in Jerusalem, like much of the West Bank, occupied by strangers. Her encounters with politicians, fellow Palestinians, and Israeli soldiers cause her to question what role exiles like her have in the future of their country and whether return is truly possible.

The event was hosted by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (www.ipsc.ie) and Academics for Palestine (www.academicsforpalestine.wordpress.com)

Previous Palestine Podcasts:

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.