The Institute for Palestine Studies and Against Apartheid and Racial Discrimination (AARDi) are co-hosting this webinar and invite you to join us at 11 AM EST/ 6 PM Palestine time.
With no prospects for a political solution to the question of Palestine and the entrenchment of Israeli racist legislation, policies, and practices, this webinar will interrogate the concept of Apartheid as a viable paradigm for political organization and mobilization. The concept of Apartheid has recently been thrust into the headlines in connection with the B’Tselem report subtitled “This is Apartheid,” as well as the ongoing de facto annexation of the occupied territories. This raises the question of the feasibility of creating a unified political movement in opposition to Israeli Apartheid. Does a political movement with this focus have a real prospect for making progress where others have failed? Could the concept of Apartheid be the basis for political mobilization among local and global publics and actors? Does the international legal definition of Apartheid have the potential to draw in new political allies? What are the strengths and shortcomings of reconceptualizing the struggle for Palestinian rights within the Apartheid framework?