Posted on November 12, 2018, by & filed under Events, Latest News, News.


Thursday 22 November 2018 at 6.30 pm at P21 Gallery 21-27 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD – Free Entry – Arrive early to secure your seat!

ICAHD UK, along with the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and the National Education Union – NUT Section, are proud to be co-hosting a presentation by Haggai Matar, the Executive Director of +972 on ‘Israel and the Palestinians Two Years into the Trump Administration’ at 7.00pm on Thursday 22 November 2018 at the Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.

 

Things are changing rapidly in Israel-Palestine. Donald Trump has abandoned any pretext of neutrality in Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians. His administration has modelled much its foreign policy on Israeli priorities, handing Netanyahu a series of unprecedented victories – on Palestinian refugees, Jerusalem, the two states solution, and the mere recognition of a legitimate, representative Palestinian leadership – pushing the peace process back by some thirty years.

With a decades-old status quo upended, what is happening now on the ground? How are Israelis reacting to these changes? And most importantly: how can the British solidarity movement effectively counter the Trump-Netanyahu alliance?

Haggai Matar is the Executive Director of 972 – Advancement of Citizen Journalism, an Israeli non-profit organisation, committed to human rights, democracy, social justice and ending the Israeli occupation. The non-profit organisation publishes two independent media outlets: +972 Magazine (972mag.com), operating in English since 2010, and Local Call, operating in Hebrew since 2014, and co-published with Just Vision.

Haggai is an award-winning journalist and political activist. Before his current position he was a co-founding editor of Local Call, a blogger on +972 Magazine, and had written for Ha’aretz, The Forward and other outlets. Haggai is also a board member of the Journalists’ Union in Israel, and was head of the Ma’ariv Journalists’ Committee.

In 2002, Haggai was imprisoned for two years for refusing Israeli military conscription. Since then, he has been active in various anti-occupation organizations, labor unions, educational activities and initiatives for peace, equality and social justice in Israel-Palestine.

Doors: 6:30pm; Talk: 7:00pm

Further information on +972 may be found here.

Free tickets will be available on the door and there will be a retiring collection to cover expenses.

We hope to see you there!