Date(s) - 12 Apr 2018
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
We’re very pleased to be able to welcome Haim Bresheeth to Brighton, to speak to us about the ‘Israeli Left’.
What is meant by ‘the left’ in the context of Israeli politics?
How influential is ‘the left’ in Israel?
Does ‘the left’ challenge the fundamental principles upon which the Israeli state was founded?
Is ‘the left’ committed to the so-called two-state solution?
Can ‘the left’ in Israel help bring about a just and sustainable resolution to the Palestinian struggle? If so, does it deserve our support?
Thursday 12 April 2018 at 7.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton BN1 1AF
Free admission – donations welcome
Haim has been a prominent critic of Zionism, the Occupation and Israeli apartheid for many years. He was Professor of Film Studies and Chair of Cultural and Media Studies at the University of East London and is Professorial Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Haim is a prolific writer and filmmaker. His books include the bestselling ‘Introduction to the Holocaust’ and his edited publications include ‘The Gulf War and the New World Order’ and ‘The Conflict and Contemporary Visual Culture in Palestine and Israel’. His films include ‘London is Burning: Painful Conversations’.
Personal Website: http://www.haimbresheeth.com http://www.haimbresheeth.com/>
Gaza Website: http://haimbresheeth.com/gaza/
One State website: http://www.1not2.org/One_State_in_Palestine/Welcome.html
“Most of my family was destroyed in the Holocaust – in concentration camps and in the Warsaw Ghetto. I was born in a refugee camp in Italy immediately after the War. I’m not saying this in order to elicit sympathy … but in order to explain why it is so easy for me to understand the Palestinians in Gaza and in the rest of Palestine. It is easy for me to understand because they live in a combination of concentration camp and Warsaw Ghetto for so many years that we have stopped counting.”