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DAY 1: Palestinian Freedom Conference: Overcoming the Ongoing Nakba

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IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS TICKET IS FOR SATURDAY 12th ONLY - YOU MUST BOOK A SEPARATE TICKET FOR SUNDAY 13th. Please click here to book a ticket for Sunday.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian #Nakba, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Trade Union Friends of Palestine and BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights are honoured to host an inspiring and action-focused weekend of talks from important voices in the Palestinian struggle for Freedom, Justice and Equality.

Speakers over the course of two days will include Omar Barghouti, Haneen Zoabi, Ali Abunimah, Haneen Zoabi, John Reynolds, Sahar Francis, Lubnah Shomali, Shir Hever, Mona El Farra, Jamal Juma’, Eitan Bronstein Aparicio, Fatin Al Tamimi and Eamon McMahon.

In late 1947, colonial Zionist paramilitary forces began the process of ethnically cleansing more than 750,000 indigenous Palestinians from their homes, forcing them into exile so that on May 14th 1948 the state of Israel could be established in their homeland. Palestinians call this period Al Nakba, Arabic for ‘The Catastrophe’.

70 years later these Palestinians and their descendants, now numbering millions, are still denied their right of return to their homes, while in Palestine a process of ongoing ethnic cleansing via occupation, colonisation, apartheid, and cruel siege continues apace, with no intervention from the international community.

This conference will discuss how Palestinians and their international allies can overcome this ongoing seven decade Nakba, and build the strongest and most effective international solidarity movement possible to help Palestinians in their fight for freedom.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from so many leading and inspiring voices in the Palestinian struggle for liberty and self-determination. This is a TICKETED EVENT and spaces are strictly limited, so book your place now!

PROGRAMME FOR SATURDAY 12th MAY


10am REGISTRATION


10.30am WELCOMING SPEECHES


11am SESSION 1:
RETURN IS OUR RIGHT AND OUR DESTINY: THE NAKBA, PALESTINIAN REFUGEES & THE RIGHT OF RETURN

In 1947 Israel-Zionist paramilitary forces began the process of ethnically cleansing over 750,000 indigenous Palestinians from their homes, forcing them into exile so that, on May 15th 1948, the state of Israel could be established in their homeland. Palestinians call this period Al Nakba, Arabic for ‘The Catastrophe’. These refugees, now numbering millions, are still denied their right of return under international law. This panel will discuss the history, present and future of the refugees, and how they can and will return.

  • Lubnah Shomali - BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights
  • Eitan Bronstein AparicioDe-Colonizer Research and Art Laboratory for Social Change, and cofounder of Zochrot.
  • Chair:Dr. Conor McCarthy – English Lecturer in Maynooth University, Academics for Palestine and co-founder of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign


1pm LUNCH (not provided)


2pm SESSION 2:
SUMUD & STRUGGLE: PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE TO ISRAEL COLONIALISM & APARTHEID TODAY

30 years after the outbreak of the first intifada and a decade after the end of the second, what does Palestinian grassroots resistance look like today? Whether anti-discrimination protests of Palestinian citizens inside the state of Israel, creative resilience in besieged Gaza, or grassroots organising against military occupation in the West Bank, Palestinian activism remains vibrant, empowering and inspiring.

  • Haneen Zoabi MK – Palestinian member of the Israeli parliament for the Joint List
  • Jamal Juma’Coordinator of the Stop The Wall Campaign in Palestine
  • Dr. Mona El Farra - Director of Gaza Projects of the Middle East Children's Alliance
  • Chair: Dr. Harry BrowneJournalist, Lecturer in DIT, and member of Gaza Action Ireland


4pm SESSION 3:
BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT & SANCTIONS: A STRATEGY TO HELP FREE PALESTINE

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement was founded in 2005, modelled on the international campaign that helped end apartheid in South Africa. In just 13 years it has grown globally to such an extent that Israel now calls it an “existential threat” to its system of apartheid, and is unsuccessfully investing millions of dollars to counteract it. Yet BDS continues to grow. Whether you are a human rights activist, a trade unionist, a student, a professional or just doing your weekly shop, BDS means everyone can play a part in helping Palestinians to secure Freedom, Justice, Equality and a genuine peace in the Palestine-Israel region.

  • Omar BarghoutiPalestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the BDS Movement
  • Fatin Al TamimiChairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
  • Eamon McMahonSecretary of Trade Union Friends of Palestine
  • Chair: Dr. Raymond Deane – Composer and co-founder of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign


6pm CONFERENCE DAY 1 ENDS

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For full speaker biographies see www.ipsc.ie/pfc

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS TICKET IS FOR SATURDAY 12th ONLY - YOU MUST BOOK A SEPARATE TICKET FOR SUNDAY 13th

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOR SUNDAY

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