The Palestine Podcast #12: Lia Tarachanksy on ‘Israeli Collective Denial of the Nakba’
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.
PP#12 – Lia Tarachanksy on ‘Israeli Collective Denial of the Nakba’ [2015-09-09] – (Download here)
This discussion followed a screening of Canadian-Israeli journalist Lia Tarachansky’s documentary film ‘On The Side Of The Road’, an exploration of the power of denial. The film focuses on Israeli collective denial of the events of 1948 that led to the state’s foundation on the back of ethnic cleansing and the creation of the Palestinian refugee problem. The discussion took the form of a question and answer session in which a wide range of topics were discussed.
About the speaker:
Lia Tarachansky is the Palestine-Israel correspondent for The Real News Network (TRNN) where she produces short, documentary-style reports exploring the context behind the news. In 2012 Tarachansky produced and co-directed a BBC-Arabic documentary about Israel’s Social Justice (J14) movement and the wave of self-immolations it sparked, in protest of the harsh economic reality many face in Israel. Her work is frequently featured in publications such as +972 Magazine, Mondoweiss, USA Today, Al Jazeera, and the Huffington Post; and her journalism was profiled in the renowned Max Blumenthal book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
The discussion took place in The Pearse Centre in Dublin and was organised by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign – http://www.ipsc.ie.
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.