[Dublin] The Palestine Lectures #1: Palestine – 65 Years of Partition, Exile and Occupation (Pal Ed)
On Thursday 6th December at 7pm you are cordially invited to attend a public lecture revisiting the United Nations’ 1947 decision to partition Palestine. Coming the week after a current move for Palestinian state recognition at the UN, lecturer Richard Irvine will outline how the fateful 1947 UN decision has led to generations of suffering, conflict and dispossession. For those unfamiliar with the story the evening will provide an indispensable introduction to understanding what the Palestinian cause is all about; providing a context to recent media coverage.
Hosted by the Palestine Education Initiative, this is the first in a series of six Dublin lectures to be delivered by noted academics and activists. For further details of the upcoming lecture and future lectures please see below.
Palestine : The United Nations and Sixty Five Years of Failure
Speaker: Richard Irvine
7pm, Thursday 6 December 2012
The Irish Aid Centre, 31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
On 29 November 1947, ignoring the right of the people of Palestine to self-determination, and in the face of the opposition of the vast majority of the indigenous population, the United Nations voted to approve a deeply unfair partition of the country. Intended to avoid conflict this decisive vote has led only to violence, suffering and dispossession. This lecture will explore why this remains the case, and why present day refusals to address the injustices arising from 1947 guarantee nothing but a continuation of the Conflict.
Opportunities for questions and discussion will also be available at the close.