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Monday, May 14, 2007

Israel, Zionism and Apartheid Event: UCLA May 20

Please join us and send out widely.

Please note that the event will start at 10:00am exactly. Please come earlier to set up tables and for registration.

We ask that you encourage your group members, email lists, and others to join us and participate in the event. With your help and support we intend to build a strong BDS campaign, based on a deep and solid understanding of the issues involved.

We encourage everyone to bring material relevant for tabling (please let us know if you need a table). We also like to ask for few volunteers to come early and help with set up and security.

In solidarity,

Yael Korin and members of CEIA-SC


As part of UCLA Palestine Solidarity Week, and in commemoration of
the 40th anniversary of the Israeli occupation and the 59th anniversary
of Al Nakba, CEIA-SC is proud to announce an educational forum:

Israel, Zionism and Apartheid:
The Case for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

Sunday, May 20, 2007 · 10 am until 2:30 pm
Humanities A51 · UCLA

The Consequences of Zionism
The inherent inequalities of the Jewish state
Dr. Zahi Damuni, co-founder of Al-Awda

The Misuse of Anti-Semitism
Making accusations in order to deflect legitimate criticism of Israel
CEIA-SC Members

Lessons from South Africa
Learning from the Anti-Apartheid Movement
Samuel A. Paul, Ph.D.

The Nature of Israel as an Apartheid State
Dr. Laila Al-Marayati, spokesperson and past-president of Muslim Women's League, chairperson of Kinder USA, and MPAC board member

University Divestment Campaign
The Muslim Students' Association-UCLA and Students for Justice in Palestine-UCLA

Presented by CEIA-SC in conjunction with Muslim Students Association-UCLA,
Students for Justice in Palestine-UCLA and Palestinian American Women Association of Southern California.

Endorsers (as of 5/09): American Friends Service Committee, ANSWER Coalition-LA, Islamic Shura Council, Palestine Aid Society, Jan 27 Action Coalition, Council on American-Islamic Relations-LA, Coalition for World Peace, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador, Global Voices for Justice, Global Women's Strike, Women of Color/Global Women's Strike, Payday Men's Network, The Middle East Fellowship of Southern California, Friends of Sabeel-Southern California, International Socialist Organization, SWANA Collective/Radio Intifada, MEChA de USC, Women in Black-Los Angeles, Office of the Americas, The Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism-Los Angeles, The International Action Center, Addicted to War, Venice Peace and Freedom Party, Freedom Socialist Party, Students for Justice in Palestine-USC, Foothills Peace Coalition, Radical Women, Muslim Public Affairs Council

Individual Endorsers (as of 5/05; affiliations included for identification purposes only):
Jim Lafferty (National Lawyers Guild), Sally Marr and Peter Dudar (Arlington West Film)

Free admission. Lunch will be offered.
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The Two-State Solution: Still Possible?
Peace is Achievable
May 20, 2007 | 3-5 pm.
Humanities A51 · UCLA
As we near the 40th anniversary of the Israeli military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, there is still hope that a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can be reached. For the past two decades the "two-state solution" has become and remains the international consensus framework for a solution to the conflict. Yet, in recent years questions have been raised as to whether this proposal is still feasible after 40 years of military occupation.
Please join the American Friends Service Committee, for an evening of discussion of this important question.
Dr. Mahmood Ibrahim: is a Chair of the Department of History at Cal Poly Pomona. He is the author of two books, "Merchant Capital and Islam," about the rise and expansion of Islam in the 7th century and "The Oral History of the Intifada" in Arabic, about the Intifada and how it could be used to challenge traditional/orientalist conceptions of Middle Eastern Society. Mahmood is the author of many articles and book reviews dealing with Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present. Dr. Ibrahim was born in Ramallah, Palestine.
Dr. Nubar Hovsepian, Associate Professor of Political Science, Chapman University. Hovsepian's edited book: The War on Lebanon: A Reader (Interlink 2007) is forthcoming in June. In addition, his book: The Politics of Palestinian Education will be published in 2008. He also worked in the UN as a Political Affairs Officer on the secretariat of the International Conference on Palestine (1982-84).
Dr. Leila Al-Marayati, is the spokesperson of the Muslim Women's League (MWL), a Los Angeles based organization dedicated to disseminating accurate information about Islam and women and to strengthening the role of Muslim women in society. Dr. Al-Marayati is the chairperson of Kinder USA, an American NGO, she is also involved in humanitarian efforts on behalf of Palestinians and others in need. She is a Board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist based in Southern California.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information please contact: Wafa Shami, American Friends Service Committee (213) 489-1900 x118, |
Endorsers: Council on American-Islamic Relations-LA; Palestine Aid Society; Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; Jan 27 Action Coalition; Campaign to End Israeli Apartheid-SC, Women in Black-LA; Islamic Shura Council, and Coalition for World Peace, Muslim Public Affairs Council


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Photo: Olive trees uprooted to make way for the apartheid wall.

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