MONDAY, APRIL 11:
Calling into Question Israeli Democracy: why Palestinians understand Israel as an Apartheid state and how they seek to change it through BDS
Featuring OMAR BARGHOUTI
1190 Amsterdam Ave
TUESDAY, APRIL 12:
Challenges Facing Palestinian Citizens of Israel
Room 107, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia University
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20% of Israel’s population are Palestinians. Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has imposed and institutionalized different types of discrimination against its Palestinian citizens. The current government is pushing through the Knesset legislation that deepens this discrimination even further, attacking human rights organizations, and destroying homes and villages in the Bedouin villages of the Negev at an alarming rate.
Two representatives of the MOSSAWA CENTER, the advocacy center for Arab Citizens in Israel, will discuss many of the challenges Palestinians face in their struggles for civil rights.
JAFAR FARAH is the director of the Mossawa Center, the Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel. He is a long time advocate and activist for the rights for the Arab community. He currently serves on the Public Council for the Governmental Equal Opportunities Commission, and was formerly the head of the National Union of Arab students and the President of the Committee for Arab Students at Haifa University.
AMAL ELSANA ALHJOOJ is Co-Executive Director of the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (NISPED) and the founding director of AJEEC – NISPED’s Arab Jewish Center for Equality. She also founded the Lakiya Women’s Association and serves on the Steering Committee of Women Lawyers for Human Rights.
Middle Eastern Law Students Association
Students for Justice in Palestine