August 25, 2010

Jews against Zionism?


London Conference 1100-1730 Saturday 4th September 2010

Jews and Palestine:

Our role in the solidarity movement

The global campaign to support the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) is gathering pace, forming the focus for a broad-based solidarity movement.

Many Jews are actively involved but we lack a clear sense of our specific contribution to Palestinian liberation.

Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (J-BIG) invites all Jews who share this concern to join us from 11.00 to 17.30 on Saturday September 4 at

The Magdalen Centre, St Mary's Church

Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BN (close to Euston station)

Panel discussion with:

Haim Bresheeth, filmmaker, Chair of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, member of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP)

Antony Lerman, former director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research

Moshe Machover, founding member of the Israeli socialist organization MATZPEN, mathematician and professor emeritus, Kings College London

Mike Marqusee, activist and writer. Latest book:
If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew

Workshop sessions and plenary on themes including:

- Making Jewish solidarity with Palestine more prominent, more effective, more coordinated

- Clarifying the strategic objectives of BDS and the broader movement

- Considering our role in shifting opinion within the UK Jewish community

- Understanding and combating the Israel lobby

- Dealing with attempts to define BDS/Palestine solidarity as anti-Semitic

- Defining how our understanding of Zionism influences solidarity strategies

- Reviewing current organisations, Jewish and otherwise

- Planning effective structures for the future

Booking essential. To reserve your place email your name and details

Contribution payable on the day: £3 minimum per person (Refreshments provided)

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