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Palestine Podcast #49: ‘Israel’s illegal settlement economy’

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mp3PP#49 – ‘Israel’s illegal settlement economy’ with Maha Abdallah, David Kattenburg, Valentina Azarova & Giovanni Fassina [2020-08-14] – (Download here)


For the Israeli state, its settlement project is not merely an ideological and political project, but an economic one. In this episode of the podcast we focus on the settlement economy, and the human rights abuses resulting from business activities with the Israel’s illegal settlements in Palestine.

The discussion provides insights into the human rights implications of doing business with the settlements, and way ways to end the complicity of European economic and political actors with the settlement economy.


Maha Abdallah, International Advocacy Officer at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights

David Kattenburg,
Canadian educator, journalist and activist

Valentina Azarova, International legal academic and practitioner, Visiting Academic at the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC), University of Manchester

Giovanni Fassina, Director of the European Legal Support Center (ELSC)

Introductions by Thomas Van Gool, Middle East Project Officer at PAX, Gerard Jonkman, Director of The Rights Forum, and Pauline Overeem, Senior Researcher at SOMO
We would like to thank Oxfam Novib, PAX, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and The Rights Forum for organising this webinar and for permission to use the audio. You can follow their great work on their respective websites.

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

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