08 Oct, MELBOURNE: Forum – Speaking out against Israeli Apartheid and Occupation September 29, 2009



The Struggle for a Free Palestine:

A public forum and discussion on Israel, Zionism, apartheid and the Palestinian struggle for justice and freedom

Thursday, 8 October, 7:00pm
WHERE: New International Bookshop, Victorian Trades Hall, Cnr of Lygon and Victoria St, Carlton
ENTRY: by donation

“Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state.”

- Henrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister, 1961

“The occupation reminds me of the darkest days of apartheid, but we never saw tanks and planes firing at a civilian population. It’s a monstrousness I’d never seen before. The wall you built, the checkpoints and the roads for Jews only – it turns the stomach, even for someone who grew up under apartheid. It’s a hundred times worse”.

-Ronnie Kasrils, Jewish South African anti-apartheid activist & South African Parliament member.


Avigail Abarbanel is a former Israeli soldier and citizen of Israel, who renounced her Israeli citizenship in 2001 in protest against Israel’s occupation and human rights abuses of the Palestinian people.  Avigail is active in the struggle for Palestinian rights and is currently the director of Deir Yassin Remembered in Canberra.  She will speak about Zionism and the reasons behind Israel’s Apartheid practices.

Kim Bullimore
is an international human rights volunteer who lived and worked for more than a year in  West Bank of the Occupied Palestinian Territories with the International Women’s Peace Service. Kim is active with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and writes regularly on Palestine-Israel issues for a range of publications, including Direct Action and Palestine Chronicle. Kim will discuss the current political situation in Palestine and Israel and how Israel implements its Apartheid policies in practice.

Tel: 0439 454 375  OR  0431 728 271

Email: palestinesolidaritycampaign@gmail.com


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