[Belfast] The Palestine Lectures #3: Global and Israeli Jewish support for Palestinian rights (Pal Ed)
On Tuesday 4th December at 7pm you are cordially invited to attend a public lecture exploring Jewish-Palestinian solidarity. In what is a fascinating but rarely commented upon topic, Professor David Landy will challenge the notion that the conflict in Palestine is a zero-sum game pitting Arab against Jew; instead he will illuminate the role many Jews are playing in championing the human rights of Palestinians. Hosted by the Palestine Education Initiative, this is the third in a series of six Belfast lectures to be delivered by noted academics and activists.
When: 7 pm Tuesday 4th December 2012
Where: St Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast
Although Israel promotes itself as the Jewish state and frequently portrays those who oppose its policies as being either overt or covert anti-Semites, what is often left unacknowledged is that an increasing number of Jews challenge both the idea of Zionism and its treatment of Palestinians. In this lecture Professor David Landy, drawing upon his own research, will explore the extent, importance and message of these dissident voices. Speaking of Professor Landy’s 2011 book, Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel, leading Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti hailed it as, “A critical book that convincingly counters Zionism’s ghettoism and negation of Jewish universalism.” Opportunities for questions and discussion will also be available at the close.
There will also be opportunities for questions and discussion.
About the speaker:
Dr David Landy is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Trinity College. His academic work is informed by and informs his involvement in solidarity work, and he has served (2009-2010) as the chair of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. He has published on Irish Zionism and identity, on study trips to Israel/Palestine, and on diaspora Jewish opposition to Israel. His recent book is Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel. (Zed Books. 2011).