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Resistance from within: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the struggle for democracy and equality

When: Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus West
Seminar Room, Humanities Graduate Centre, South West Engineering Building
Start time:18:30


The Wits Sociology Department together with the Afro-Middle East Centre host this seminar by Ayman Odeh and Mustafa Abu-Raiya.

Odeh is Head of the Joint List – a coalition of Palestinian-Arab political parties in the Israeli parliament. Abu-Raiya is a pharmacist and water specialist, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Galilee Water and Wastewater Union. Their visit to South Africa is significant as 2018 marks 70 years since the declaration of the state of Israel and the catastrophic activities it took to consolidate its territorial control. The tour will include private engagements, interviews and lectures in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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