Date(s) - 16 Mar 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Martin Kemp PhD
Monday 16th March at 7.30pm
The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton
No booking needed and there is no charge for admission –
Edward Said described the West’s ‘almost total silence about Zionism’s doctrines for – and treatment of – the Palestinians as one of the most frightening cultural episodes of the last century’.
There are reasons for this such as racism, economic interests and geo-political considerations. But are there psychological factors that play a part?
Why does the debate about Palestine/Israel provoke such anger and anxiety leading to attempts to censor – and a willingness to self-censor?
Martin Kemp is a psychoanalyst and founder member of the UK-Palestinian Mental Health Network. He has direct experience of attempts to silence discussion of Palestine. Following publication of his paper ‘To resist is to exist’, based on his first-hand observations in Palestine, his editors came under intense pressure to retract the paper.
At the meeting Martin will share his experience, and lead a discussion on these questions.