You are invited to a lunchtime talk and discussion on the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. The meeting will take place on Thursday 29th November from 1pm to 2pm in Theatre M in the Newman Building in UCD.
The meeting will look at the recent 8 day assault on Gaza by the Israeli military - which left at least 160 Palestinians and 5 Israeli citizens dead, and saw hundreds of others wounded – and discuss the conflict in terms of both local and regional geopolitical developments: upcoming Israeli elections; the Arab Spring; the drive for war with Iran; the political de-isolation of Hamas; the Palestinian UN statehood bid, etc. It will also look at what the offensive meant in terms of human and civil suffering.
There will also be discussion of what people can do on a grassroots, international, level to help secure a just and lasting peace in the region.
The speakers will be:
Dr. Vincent Durac of the UCD School of Politics and International Relations and author of many books on the Middle East, including Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab World: The Dynamics of Activism ( 2010) the upcoming Introduction to Middle East Politics (2013)
Dr. David Landy of the Trinity College Department of Sociology and author of Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel (2011). Dr. Landy is also a member of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
This is a public meeting and all are welcome.
The meeting takes place on 29th November, which is the International Day of Solidarity With the Palestine People.