The Union of Arab Students in coordination with the Platform of Students against Israeli Apartheid invites you to a lecture on the 16th of March, 2011. Our guests Azzam Tamimi and David Cronin will talk about the Arab-Israeli conflict in the age of revolution and on the effectiveness of boycotting Israel.
This event is part of the larger Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) which will take place simultaneously in more than 70 cities this year.
The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against the Israeli regime as part of a growing global BDS movement.
Azzam Tamimi a British Palestinian academic and political activist. He is currently the director of Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London and appears regularly on al-Jazeera, Press TV and other Arabic and English language television stations, and frequently publishes opinion pieces in the Guardian. He is also a prominent member of the Muslim Association of Britain and the Stop the War Coalition. Tamimi has written several books on Middle Eastern and Islamic politics, including Rachid Ghannouchi, Democrat within Islamism and Hamas: A History from Within.
Azzem Tamimi on Hard Talk BBC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCG3qYwYcxU
David Cronin is the Brussels correspondent of Inter Press Service news agency. Born in Dublin in 1971, he wrote for a variety of Irish publications before moving to Belgium in 1995. After working as a research assistant and press officer in the European parliament, he became the European correspondent with The Sunday Tribune, Dublin, in 1998. He then worked as political correspondent for European Voice, a weekly newspaper owned by The Economist, from 2001 until 2006. David Cronin on Europe's Alliance With Israel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zu-soP7L-6M
The activity is organised by the Platform of Students Against Israeli Apartheid Belgium with support of Ucos organisation. The following student organisations are members of the Platform:
Gras Brussel (Green Alternative Students)
GUPS (The General Union of Palestine Students)
UvAS (Union of Arab students)
MIX VUB ( intercultural student organisation)
Comac VUB (leftist student organisation)