[Ben Gurion University, Politics] Neve Gordon speaks on Chicago Public Radio on boycotting Israel "to end the extreme oppressive occupation"
Jewish-Arab Coexistence in Israel: Barriers and Opportunities
32 minutes interview
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Neve Gordon is a long time activist in the Israeli peace movement. He’s an academic and author of Israel’s occupation. Last year Gordon published an editorial in the Los Angles Times that explained his decision to support the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement. The Palestinians led, BDS movement began in 2005. Its goal calls for international action “until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with international law.” Neve Gordon explains his decision last year to support the strategy.
22 Feb. Neve Gordon: the evolving nature of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip
February 22, 2010
Oak Park Public
834 Lake St.
The Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine community education and dialogue series runs September 2009 through May 2010.
Each year, this popular series brings distinguished speakers to Chicago area audiences, including authors, activists, scholars, and religious and political figures with experiences and perspectives not frequently covered in the mainstream media.
This year’s series theme is “Creating a Just Peace in the Age of Obama.”
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What are the formal and informal structural barriers to Jewish-Arab equality in Israel? How do segregation, racism, and biased allocation of state resources affect access to opportunity and advancement for Israel’s majority and minority communities?
What are the prospects for coexistence within Israel, and what projects currently exist to pave the way for a positive future? As an active participant in the development of a bilingual Arab-Jewish school in Beersheva,
Israel, Neve Gordon’s personal experience offers a hopeful, if sobering, view of what lies ahead as Israel—inevitably—grapples with the aspirations of its Palestinian minority for full equality in a democratic society.
Neve Gordon is widely respected for his brilliant and original dissection of the evolving nature of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. Gordon is the chair of the Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, and author of Israel’s Occupation (University of California Press, 2008). He has been a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and the Watson Institute at Brown University. During the first intifada, he was the director of
Physicians for Human Rights–Israel. Gordon is the co-editor of Torture: Human Rights, Medical Ethics and the Case of Israel, the editor of From the Margins of Globalization: Critical Perspectives on Human Rights. His writings have appeared in numerous scholarly journals as well as in publications like the Washington Post, LA Times, The Guardian, The Nation, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education and the National Catholic Reporter.
Neve Gordon’s presentation is a joint project of five Chicago area co-sponsoring organizations:
American Friends Service
Committee, the Arab-Jewish
Partnership for Peace and
Justice in the Middle East, the
Chicago Faith Coalition on
Middle East Policy, the Committee
for a Just Peace in Israel
and Palestine, and Jewish Voice