Photo: ICAHD – Clare Short at ICAHD UK Conference
Former Labour politician, Clare Short has worked internationally with non-governmental advocacy groups across the developing world and has had long-standing interest in Palestine/Israel. She will be conversation with Awad Abdelfattah from the Galilee and Jeff Halper from Jerusalem. Awad is a political writer and former General Secretary of the Balad political party which aims to transform the state of Israel into a democracy for all its citizens, irrespective of national or ethnic identity. Awad Abdelfattah now leads the One Democratic State Campaign (ODSC).
Jeff Halper, Director of ICAHD, has always focussed on the “big” political picture even while engaging in protest, resistance, and informational activities “on the ground.” ICAHD seeks, together with its Palestinian, Israeli, and international partners, to formulate and achieve a genuinely just political settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict.”
Now both Awad and Jeff are working together within ODSC to help achieve the creation of a single democratic state over the entire country. With Israel’s coming formal annexation of more the West Bank, Clare will ask if this an opportunity to change the reality from colonization, occupation and apartheid into an inclusive democracy for all the inhabitants of the country, including the return of Palestinian refugees.
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