Saturday, June 21, 2008

Haifa Conference

Haifa Conference for the Right of Return and the Secular Democratic State in Palestine

Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, 2008Haifa, Al Midan Theatre, Khouri St 2 Extract: (1) Aspects of the Conflict in Palestine Facilitator: Hisham Naffa1. The Palestine Question, from understanding the conflict, to defiance: theory and practice, Dr Massoud Eghbarieh2. Between national and class levels – the history and horizon of the trade union struggle in Palestine, Wehbe Badarneh3. The racist separation wall and the World Monetary Fund's policy, Doud Hamoudi4. Israeli economic hegemony – variations in a one complementary colonialist economic order throughout Palestine, Prof. Leila Farsakh5. The Jewish question and the Jewish state, in view of resisting imperialism in Palestine, Eli Aminov (2) Zionism and the Borders of Ethnic Cleansing; facilitator: Dr. Johnny Mansour1. Ethnic cleansing in Zionist ideology and practice, Dr. Mahmoud Muhareb2. The Negev – ethnic cleansing here and now, Atiya el-A’assam3. Cleansing without borders – ethnic cleansing in the Golan and failed attempts in South Lebanon, Dr. Taysir Mara’i4. Separation as a new form of transfer, Jonathan Cook5. Ethnic cleansing in Palestine, a crime against humanity – who bears the responsibility?, Attorney Walid Al-Fahum (3) Right of return and the democratic secular state in human rights perspective; facilitator: Attorney Hussein Abu Hussein1. Democratic regime throughout Palestine: expanding the borders of the state of all citizens, and the return of the refugees, Attorney Hassan Jabareen2. Right of return of the internally displaced and refugees – between positive law and natural right, Attorney Wakim Wakim3. Return of the refugees as a condition for humanizing the Israeli entity – criticism of recognizing the right of return in exchange for an actual return, Michael Warshavsky4. The democratic secular state – the right to self-determination and de-Zionisation of historical Palestine, Omar Barghouti (4) Partition of Palestine: Solving the problem or complicating the solution?facilitator: Rawiya Shanti1. Palestine – a one united continual history and geography across the eras, Dr. Ibrahim El-Fanni2. The colonization and racist separation regime – comparing South Africa and Israel, Dr. Amneh Badran3. The right of return between the two-state and the one-state solutions, Badil - Bethlehem4. Concluding the one-state solution from international law and legitimacy, Dr. Uri Davis (5) Palestine towards freedom and return – Philosophical, pedagogical and political perspectives; facilitator – Salman Natur1. Dialectics of homeland and Diaspora, and resisting the misleading temptation of the 'return home', Prof. Ilan Gur-Ze’ev2. Scenes of the tragedy – notes at the sides of the catch, Dr. Ismail Nashef3. Secularism – supportive environment for the national and cultural freedom project, Abed Anabtawi4. An optimistic look at the return of the refugees – from an anarchist point of view, Eyal Rosenberg (6) The Crisis in Israeli Society; facilitator: Ranin Giryes1. Who's afraid of the return of the refugees? Developing practical ideas about the return of the refugees to Palestine, Eitan Bronstein2. An optimistic perspective: "Despairing of the state" as a leverage to end the religion/state fixation, Ofra Yeshua-Lyth3. Jewish Arabs in Israel: will they facilitate the way to the 1 state?, Reuven Aberjil4. Anti-Zionism as a Zionist belonging, and alternatives to a Jewish collective identity, Yana Knopova (7) Different Perspectives of a One-State Palestine; facilitator Muhammad Kayal1. A bi-national state for Palestinians and Israelis, Dr. As’ad Ghanem2. A democratic secular republic of all its Palestinian citizens, Prof. Yehuda Kupferman3. The democratic secular state in the context of a liberation vision of the Arab world, Muhammad Kana’aneh4. The catch and the escape, Ahmad Katamesh (8) Boycotting Israel and Solidarity of Nations; facilitator Samieh Jabbarin1. Lessons to be learned from South Africa – boycott from without and popular struggle within, Melissa Hall2. The European civil society’s support of the struggle for return and against racism, John Rose3. Boycotting Israel – Resisting the normalization of Occupation and Apartheid, Yael Lerer4. How to comply with the Palestinian call to boycott Israel?, Roy Haroush/Kobi Snitz5. Boycott: civil resistance is the most effective in face of a complicated Zionist Colonial oppression, Omar Barghouti (9) Approaches to freedom and enlightenment in the activity of civil society organizations; facilitator Subhi Zgheir1. Feminism: resisting hegemony in theory and in practice, Leila Jaroushi / Areen Hawari2. The dialectics of the self and the other, and the formation of a belonging youth Palestinian identity, Awni Kreim3. Towards liberation of the Israeli Society of Hegemony and the Nakba denial, Dr. Mary Totari4. The Palestine 48 struggle against discrimination and racism, differs but completes the struggle of the Palestinian people, Muhammad Zidan Full ************************************Anti-imperialist************************************ If you do not want to receive this newsletter, pls. click here:

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