The South African BDS Coalition’s Solidarity School

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Please distribute widely. This Wednesday, 28th October at 6 pm.

With Prof John Dugard, Zane Dangor and Nada Awad.

This session will engage with how Palestine is dealt with in the UN system. The speakers will look at the role of Special Rapporteurs and international law, how government works within the UN and how Palestinian civil society uses the UN as a terrain of struggle. We will explore how we can campaign for the reinstatement of the Special Committee Against Apartheid, sanctions and an arms embargo against apartheid Israel.

We encourage participants at a minimum to read the brief recent article below by Prof Dugard as well as the useful resources on the Al Haq and CIHRS websites below:

Recent article by John Dugard on Israeli apartheid:

Al Haq website

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) website:

Further Resources:

John Dugard, (2018), Confronting Apartheid: A Personal History of South Africa, Namibia and Palestine by Johannesburg: Jacana Media, 2018.

Andy Clarno, (2017), Neoliberal Apartheid – Palestine/Israel and South Africa after 1994, University of Chicago Press.

Ilan Binyamin Pappe (ed.) (2015) Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid (London: Zed Books).

Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs (eds.) (2015) Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy (Chicago: Haymarket Books) re-published in 2016 in South Africa by the Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC).

Suraya Dadoo and Firoz Osman, (2013), Why Israel? The anatomy of Zionist Apartheid.

Na’eem Jeenah (ed.) (2012) Pretending Democracy: Israel, An Ethnocratic State, Afro-Middle East Centre.

Sasha Polakow-Suransky (2010) The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa (Johannesburg: Jacana).

Joel Kovel (2007) Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine (London: Pluto Press).

Ran Greenstein (1995), Genealogies of Conflict: Class, Identity and State in Palestine/Israel and South Africa, Wesleyan University Press.

Uri Davis (1987), Israel: An Apartheid State, Zed Books.

Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri (1976) Israel and South Africa: The Progression of a Relationship (North American).

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Date Time: Oct 28, 2020 06:00 PM Johannesburg