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[Hebrew U] Daphna Golan: "Apartheid and Occupation, providing an Israeli peace activist perspective", Saturday 21 November 2009

Dr. Daphna Golan - Agnon, Senior researcher, The Minerva Center for Human Rights, The Faculty of Law School, The Hebrew University. Webpage: http://www.minerva.huji.ac.il/Daphna%20golan%20detailed%20CV.htm  


APY Foundation for Co-operation and ICAHD cordially invite you to a conference and discussion on:

South Africa's Apartheid Regime vs Israeli policies and practices in the Palestinian Territory

When: 4-8pm, Saturday 21 November 2009

Where: Notre Dame Centre, Jerusalem (Opposite New Gate)

The conference will explore the definition of Apartheid alongside the South African experience, aiming to provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of the Israeli occupation regime. Speakers will explore experiences and strategies of resistance practiced

under both regimes and look at different means of opposing the discriminatory, racist and colonial policies and practices pursued by the Israeli State and those affiliated with it.


Dr. Daphna Golan – Director, Partnership for Social Change, Hebrew University Law School and long term Israeli peace activist.


Dr Jeff Halper – Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, political activist.

Dr. David Bondia – Professor of International Public Law, University of Barcelona and Director of the Human Rights Institute of Catalunya. He is also the founding member of the Mediterranean Network of Training and Research in Human Rights.

Dr. Michael Kearney – Professor in Human Rights and International law, researcher with

Al Haq and co-author of the report, ‘Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law’.

Jody Kollapen – Executive Director of the South African Human Rights Commission and panel member for the selection of members for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa.

Ronnie Barkan – Boycott! Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within

A group of Palestinians, Jews and Citizens of Israel who have joined the Palestinian call for a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. Inspired by the struggle of South Africans against Apartheid, the group is devoted to the promotion of just

peace and true democracy in this region.


16:00 - 16:05 Opening and welcome

Professor Jeff Halper

16:05–16:20 Introduction to the conference by the Chair, speaking about her research on Apartheid and Occupation, providing an Israeli peace

activist perspective.

Dr. Daphna Golan

16:20–16:55 Defining the concept of Apartheid under international law and its link with Israeli policies and practices within the Occupation

regime as described by UN bodies and representatives.

Dr. David Bondía

16:55–17:05 Q&A

17:05–17:25 Break – refreshments provided

17:25-17:55 ‘Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid? A re-assessment of Israel's practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under

international law’. Presentation of the report findings on Apartheid in the OPT and legal considerations for an ICJ Advisory Opinion.

Dr Michael Kearney

17:55-18:25 South African Apartheid, a human rights lawyer’s experience of overcoming systematic oppression.

Jody Kollapen

18:25-18:35 Q&A

18:35-18:50 Break – refreshments provided

18:50-19:10 Supporting the boycott from within – the Israeli response to the Palestinian call for BDS and the response to that response.

Ronnie Barkan

19:10-19:50 Panel discussion and close

Please contact us to reserve a place at the conference – it is FREE but spaces are limited so please email us at: info@icahd.org or call 026 245560 to book your place.

Please also contact us if you require support with transportation to the conference.

Funded by aecid


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