University of Melbourne  -  9 March 2010

Israeli Apartheid website

Editor’s note: On Tuesday evening of 9 March,  Australians for Palestine held the Israeli Apartheid forum at the University of Melbourne.  Moderating the forum was distinguished University of Melbourne Future Generation Professor of Anthropology and Social Theory, Ghassan Hage.  The panel was comprised of eminent academics and a very experienced human rights advocate who came together to present their perspectives on Israeli Apartheid at a critical point in the 62-year-long tragic history of Palestine and the Palestinians.  We urge you to listen to their presentations as each of them draws on history, experience and morality to show the  extent of Zionist influence and power to bring about an exclusively Jewish state of Israel at the existential expense of another people.   The forum was supposed to begin with a specially-created video by the international prize-winning TV commercials director Anthony Lawson, but  technical problems with the audio equipment meant it had to be shown at the end instead.  Around 200 people attended the lecture and each of them were given an Israeli Apartheid flyer, a BDS flyer and available on sale were copies of the new book “Israeli Apartheid – A Beginner’s Guide” by Ben White which rapidly sold out.  It was without doubt a thought-provoking presentation of facts and ideas that hopefully will open up discussion around the country on a topic too long regarded inflammatory, but is now absolutely critical, as overwhelming evidence of apartheid mounts.


See APARTHEID video:  (Large file, may take some time to buffer.)

[flv:apartheid.flv 480 360]

Papers presented at the forum are now available:
SALT: “Above and beyond the law”

SABAWI: “Economic War – Is the PA guilty of undermining the BDS campaign?”
DOCKER: “Opposing Partition and Apartheid in historic Palestine: Thoughts on Partition in Palestine and India, and Martin Buber’s idea of a bi-national state”
LYNCH: ppt presentation – no paper available

Israeli Apartheid pamphlet is available here
We have obtained 10 copies of Ben White’s book “Israeli Apartheid – A Beginner’s Guide” which is available from us for $30.  Please contact Moammar on if you would like a copy.  Definitely worth getting if you want to get a good understanding of the issues.

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