Video: Why Israel is an apartheid state

Talks from Melbourne Green Left/Socialist Alliance online forum: Why Israel is an apartheid state


* Haidar Eid: Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza. He has written widely on the Arab-Israeli conflict, including articles published at ZnetElectronic IntifadaPalestine Chronicle, and Open Democracy. Haidar is the author of Worlding Postmodernism: Interpretive Possibilities of Critical Theory and Countering The Palestinian Nakba: One State For All.

* Jeff Halper: Israeli anthropologist, former university lecturer, political activist and author, co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and the One Democratic State Campaign. His most recent book is Decolonising Israel, Liberating Palestine.

* Noura Mansour: Palestinian community organiser and activist, educator, political analyst and Australian Palestine Advocacy Network (APAN) campaigner.

* Arie Huybregts: Socialist Alliance

Watch the video of the event on YouTube.

[Editor: Here is an excerpt from the chat to the point where a person at the event decides to challenge the propaganda schtick:
18:38:49 From Rosemary to Everyone:
No audio?
18:38:57 From Kyky Rodrigues to Everyone:
No audio here as well
18:38:59 From crofty71 to Everyone:
no audio
18:39:06 From Sharmeen to Everyone:
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18:40:18 From Green Left (Victoria) to Everyone:
Can people hear now?
18:40:26 From crofty71 to Everyone:
18:40:28 From Noura Mansour to Everyone:
18:40:29 From eboniegrinlaubs to Everyone:
18:40:37 From Kyky Rodrigues to Everyone:
Yes. Thank you
18:40:51 From Chris Cherry to Everyone:
18:41:18 From Aboo Amir to Everyone:
In Gaza, the electricity is not repaired, which is not why the speaker does not have electricity at home. The reason is that due to Israeli restrictions it is not possible to supply electricity to all of Gaza for 24 hours a day, so most homes in Gaza have electricity for only a few hours every day.
18:41:45 From Hayssam Abou Eid to Everyone:
18:42:45 From xxxxxx to Everyone:
Hamas rockets destroyed Israeli electric supply lines that has affected a population of 250,000 in part of Gaza ]