Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy
Date: Thu 26 January 2012
The event is free and will start at 6.30pm - please ensure you book to reserve your tickets (booking form below).
Ben White is a freelance journalist and writer, specialising in Palestine/Israel. His first book, ‘Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide’, was published by Pluto Press in 2009, receiving praise from the likes of Desmond Tutu, Ilan Pappe, Nur Masalha, and Ali Abunimah. Ben has been regularly visiting the Middle East since 2003 and his articles have appeared in the Guardian online’s ‘Comment is free’, Electronic Intifada, the New Statesman, Christian Science Monitor, Middle East International and many others.
'Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy' is the new book by Ben White, and considers an issue neglected by the mainstream “peace process” and many commentators: the Palestinian minority in Israel.
What many in Israel call ‘the demographic problem’ White identifies as ‘the democratic problem’ which goes to the heart of the conflict: Israel's definition not as a state of its citizens, but as a Jewish state.
With a foreword by Member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi, and endorsements by the likes of Prof. Ilan Pappe and Booker Prize-shortlisted author Ahdaf Soueif, White's new book describes how a consistent emphasis on privileging one ethno-religious group over another cannot be seen as compatible with democratic values and that, unless addressed, will undermine any attempts to find a lasting peace.
At this special launch White will talk about the history and policies he covers in his book, field a Q&A, and sell signed copies at a drinks reception after the event.
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|Event Type||Book launch|
|Event venue||Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA|
|Price||Free of charge|
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