Israel Beyond Apartheid – Susan Abulhawa, Keynote

Published on Mar 23, 2019

Susan Abulhawa will present the keynote speech at the sixth Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on March 22. Her address is entitled “Israel Beyond Apartheid,” and will examine the nature of Israel’s presence in the world, beginning with its claim to be the “only democracy in the Middle East” vs its reality as an apartheid nation. What are the roles Israel has assumed beyond colonizing Palestine in terms of Israel’s relationships to other nations, to the natural world, and to history?

As a highly regarded Palestinian author (link to her bio) who has written internationally acclaimed bestsellers, Abulhawa is often invited to international poetry or literary festivals. Audiences in every country in the world can listen to her voice—except in her own homeland. In November 2018, Israeli authorities barred her entry at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport and prevented her from participating in panel discussions at a literature festival in Ramallah and Jerusalem. She was detained for 32 hours, many of them spent in an Israeli jail cell, as she appealed the decision. An Israeli court upheld her deportation.

From Abdulhawa’s statement on her deportation:

“It pains me that we can meet anywhere in the world except in Palestine, the place to which we belong, from whence our stories emerge and where all our turns eventually lead. We cannot meet on soil that has been fertilized for millennia by the bodies of our ancestors and watered by the tears and blood of Palestine’s sons and daughters who daily fight for her…I want to leave you with one more thought I had in that jail cell, and it is this: Israel is spiritually, emotionally and culturally small despite the large guns they point at us — or perhaps precisely because of them. It is to their own detriment that they cannot accept our presence in our homeland, because our humanity remains intact and our art is beautiful and life affirming, and we aren’t going anywhere but home.”

3 thoughts on “Israel Beyond Apartheid – Susan Abulhawa, Keynote

  1. There is good info here, although one must ignore the acceptance of the Holo-hoax , the white supremacy accusations, and the mention of communist sponsored organizations.

  2. I agree completely with Hal. There’s millions of us who are trying to see the world objectively, without the cliche left/right checklist of patented talk points. So right wangers have to love Israel, guns,and nationalism. And the scripted left wang cries for Palestine, hates whites and wants the gun.
    Unfortunately, this Washington Report must be co-opted by the smalls. Same with RT, Presch TV and almost everything else.

    So, whereas I feel a lot of pain for the oppressed people in this world, it’s disheartening to see them get used as puppets, to insult people like us who cry out for their rights and lives, as well as ours.

    The International Talmudic Communists manipulate the world by harnessing peoples’ hatred. That’s why the people thinking fairly and rationally, like those here, are their worst enemy.

  3. “Israel is spiritually, emotionally and culturally small…”

    Small-mindedness is the centerpiece of the jewish mentality… those sorry f%&ks can’t see past their big hooked noses.

    They fancy themselves ‘gods’, but nothing could be further from the truth. They have survived thousands of years SOLELY by means of DECEPTION, not through any physical strength, or heroic deeds (NOT in their wimpy fag nature). There are no where NEAR enough of the maggots on the planet to wipe us out or control us, so they pay OTHERS to accomplish that despicable agenda.

    The stinking jews are becoming bolder by the day… therefore, more people are waking up to their global domination plan – and that works in our favor.

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