Ghada Karmi & Jeff Halper speaking tour: "Fighting Israeli Apartheid: the case for BDS"

Speaking tour: Jeff Halper & Ghada Karmi
15 – 20 March 2010

“Fighting Israeli Apartheid: the case for BDS”

Ghada Karmi and Jeff Halper, two leading lights of the struggle to create the just conditions on the ground in Palestine-Israel which are prerequisite to sustainable peace and reconciliation in that region, are undertaking speaking engagements together in UK universities later this month. The dates and venues of public meetings where you can hear them are below.

Dr Ghada Karmi is a leading Palestinian academic and writer. She was born in Jerusalem, but was brought up and educated in England after she and her family were expelled from Palestine by Zionist militias in 1948. Currently she is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, where she teaches conflict resolution in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. She is also on the Board of the Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU) and a patron of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Her major area of work has been on the Palestine/Israel conflict and she has published widely on this subject. She is also a well-known figure on British radio and TV. Her most recent and widely acclaimed memoir, In Search of Fatima; a Palestinian story (Verso Press, 2002), represents a rare example of Palestinian personal narrative writing in English. Her new book, Married to another man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine, deals with the One-State solution in Israel/Palestine.

Prof. Jeff Halper, a Professor of Anthropology,is co-founder and Director of Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. The constructive activism of ICAHD and the quality of Halper’s analysis of the conflict, combined with his prophetic voice on Israel’s self-destructive policies, have won him wide recognition. In 2005 he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


15 March – Exeter
6:30pm – Lecture Theatres 1 & 2, Institute of Arabic & Islamic Studies Dept, Streatham Campus, Stocker Road, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4DD.
Local sponsors: Exeter PSC and Exeter Friends of Palestine Society
Contact: Dave Chappell

16 March – Birmingham
7:30pm – Birmingham Unite Offices, Broad Street, Birmingham
Local sponsors: West Midlands PSC, Birmingham-Ramallah Twinning Initiative, Midlands Palestine Community Association, Friends of Sabeel – UK
Contact: Martin Sullivan

17 March – Glasgow
1pm – Boyd Orr Building, Room 507, (Lecture Theatre C)
7:30pm Boyd Orr Bldg, Room 611, (Lecture Theatre E)
Local sponsors: SPSC
Contact: Poppy Kohner

18 March – Edinburgh
1pm – Lecture Theatre 270, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 0YL
Local Sponsor: Edinburgh Students for Justine in Palestine
Contact: Karen
7:30 – Augustine Church, 41-43 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL
Local Sponsor: SPSC
Contact: Vanessa Fuertes

19 March – Bradford
5:30 Bradford University Campus, Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP
Local Sponsor: Bradford United for Palestine
Contact: Khaled Al Mudal

20 March – London
2:30 – 4:30, G2 Main Building, SOAS
Local sponsors: SOAS Palestine Society, Action Palestine – London Universities
Contact: Pat Price-Tomes

Joint Venture: Action Palestine, Bricup, ICHAD and Greenbelt Festival