The international human rights community agrees: Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people amounts to apartheid.
In the first two months of 2023, we have seen the current Israeli regime horrifically doubling down on the brutal oppression of Palestinians. World powers are doing nothing to curb this frightening escalation.
Nevertheless, citizens of the world are standing up to expose and reject Israeli apartheid and to put their words of opposition into action. Apartheid-Free Communities (AFC) is a bold new campaign being organized this year by faith-based and civil society partners.
In this webinar, we will learn from an exceptional panel the inescapable reality of Israeli apartheid and how it works today, both inside Israel and in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
We will also learn about concrete steps we can take now to become part of the solution, in the Apartheid-Free Communities initiative.
Our panel includes an outspoken member of Israel’s parliament, Aida Touma-Sliman, a world-renowned political commentator, Diana Buttu, and the leader of the coalition launching Apartheid-Free Communities, Dov Baum. Read on to learn more about our speakers.
Join us for this unique briefing on current apartheid realities in Palestine/Israel and the newly emerging collective action to reject and dismantle Israel apartheid. Register today
AIDA TOUMA-SLIMAN has been a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset since 2015, representing the political party Hadash-Ta’al. She has chaired the Knesset’s Standing Committee on Women and Gender Equality. Aida is a leading activist for feminist causes and the founder and past head of the Arab feminist group, Women Against Violence. Born in Nazareth, Touma-Sliman was previously the editor in chief of the newspaper Al-Ittihad. She is frequently featured in reporting by news outlets around the world.
DIANA BUTTU is a Palestinian-Canadian attorney and was a legal adviser for past negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Today she is a prominent political analyst and commentator, affiliated with the Institute for Middle East Understanding (IMEU) and Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian political think tank. Buttus’s editorials appear regularly in the NY Times and leading publications around the world, and she is a frequent guest commentator on television news.
DOV BAUM is the director of Economic Activism Program at American Friends Service Commitee (AFSC). An Israeli citizen who refused to do mandatory service in the Israeli military, Dov is also a feminist activist and scholar who has taught about militarism and the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and U.S. universities. She co-founded Who Profits from the Occupation and the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel, and she has been active with numerous groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democracy movement, including Boycott from Within, Zochrot, and Women in Black.
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