11:45 am - 5:15 pm
Amnesty International Human Rights Centre
New Inn Yard
How Do We Advance the Palestine Issue in the Age of Trump & May?
ICAHD UK’s 2017 spring conference will address the fast-changing reality with US President Donald Trump’s blatant support of Israel, including the status of Israel’s settlements, his plan to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem and his overall disregard of international law.
Will international law ever be enforced? Can we find hope in the UN? The UK has also entered a new era under Teresa May’s government which is pandering to America, implementing the Brexit vote and which has redefined anti-Semitism. What should be our priorities in the year when the centenary of the Balfour Declaration is commemorated? What is the response from ICAHD and other organisations as new challenges are faced?
Featured speakers include:
Jeff Halper, Co-Founder Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, professor of anthropology, activist and analyst. His books include ‘Obstacles to Peace’, ‘An Israeli in Palestine’ and ‘War Against the People’, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize nominee.
Ardi Imseis, PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University, and a Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Law at the American University of Cairo; Ardi comes with twelve years experience in senior policy and legal capacities with the United Nations in the Middle East.
Robert Cohen, a British writer, blogs at Micah’s Paradigm Shift and Writing from the Edge on issues of Jewish interest from a British perspective. He is the Jewish husband of a Church of England vicar.
Ben Jamal, Director, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the biggest organisation in the UK dedicated to securing Palestinian human rights. PSC is taking on corporations that profit from the occupation, the UK government that still refuses to hold Israel to account, and the media that does not report the truth.
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Fee: General public £30, Members £25, Unwaged £15 includes welcome refreshments, information pack and lunch