Conference Schedule

1st Global Conference on Israeli Apartheid: Dimensions, Repercussions, and the Means to Combat it

Conference Schedule

First Global Conference on Israeli Apartheid: Dimensions, Repercussions and the Means to Combat - Istanbul, Turkey, 29-30 November 2019

DAY 1 (29/11/2019)

15:00 – 15:45  Opening Statement
Atty. Ali Kurt, President, The Union of NGOs of the Islamic World
Dr. Rima Khalaf, President, Global Organization against Racial Discrimination & Segregation

Keynote Speeches: 
Archbishop Attalah Hanna, Archbishop of Sebastia from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
Adnan Tanriverdi, Chief Advisor of the President of Turkey

16:00 – 18:00  Plenary session I: The Israeli apartheid regime and its Impact on our Understanding of the Conflict and the Paths to its Resolution
Chair: Professor Nadim Rouhana                

  1. Israeli policies and practices and the question of apartheid
    Professor Richard Falk
  2. Implications of the apartheid paradigm: rethinking the conflict, its origins and its resolution
    Professor Virginia Tilley
  3. Israeli policies of racial discrimination and segregation in Palestinian territories occupied in 1967 
    Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
  4. Denial of Palestinian refugees’ and exiles’ the right to return: the most overtly racist policy
    Professor Joseph Massad

Open discussion

 

DAY 2 (30/11/2019)

9:00 – 11:00  Plenary session II: Dimensions, Tools, and Repercussions of Israeli Apartheid
Chair: Professor Kamel Hawwash, Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

  1. Palestinian citizens of Israel: institutionalized discrimination and struggle for equality
    Dr. Mohannad Mustafa, General Manager of Mada Al-Carmel 
  2. Israeli Apartheid in the earlier years(1948-1966): its objectives and tools, and the Palestinian Struggle to survive it
    Professor Adel Manna, Palestinian History Professor
  3. Palestinians in the territories occupied since 1967 in the face of direct military occupation and racial discrimination
    Atty. Cavit Tatli, Lawyer and President of Jurists Association
  4. Palestinians in Jerusalem and the overt displacement policies
    Professor Rasem Khamaisi, CPS Center for Planning and Studies
  5. Policies of impoverishment and economic dependency for control and domination in Palestine 
    Dr. Mohammed Samhouri

Open discussion

11:00-11:30 Break 

11:30 – 13:30  Plenary session III: Consequences of Apartheid and Implications for the region
Chair: Atty. Mohammad Mattar, Lawyer, Lebanon

  1. Repercussions of Israeli apartheid on the value system in Palestine/Israel, and the region
    Professor Elia Zureik, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada
  2. Israel’s new Basic Law: Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People, and its implications on the peace treaties and agreements signed by Israel with Jordan, Egypt, and the PLO
    Dr. Anis Kassim
  3. Racial discrimination and segregation in Palestine, from the perspective of international human rights law
    Atty. Suleyman Arslan – Lawyer, Turkey
  4. Apartheid is a Crime, Victims and Witnesses in Palestine 
    Mats Svensson

Open discussion

13:30-15:00  Lunch break

15:00-17:30 Plenary Session IV: Strategies and Paths for the Struggle Against Israeli Apartheid
Chair: Professor Refik Korkusuz, Dean of Humanities Faculty, Turkey

  1. Apartheid, occupation, and settler colonialism: Palestinian strategies for liberation and attaining justice
    Ali Abu Nimah, co-founder and executive director of The Electronic Intifada
  2. Role of civil society organizations and youth movements around the world in combating the Israeli apartheid regime
    Marie Crawley, Chair of the Ireland Palestine Alliance, Sadaka
  3. Role of the Palestine Liberation Organization in dismantling the Israeli apartheid regime
    Hani Al-Masri, director general of Masarat, the Palestinian Centre for Policy Research and Strategic Studies
  4. BDS and the role of advocacy in the struggle to combat apartheid 
    Tisetso Magama, BDS SA Board Member
  5. Dismantling the Israeli Apartheid Regime as a precondition for justice, equality, and peace for all
    Haneen Zoabi, former Arab member of the Israeli Knesset

Open discussion

17:30-18:30 Concluding Session, Dr. Tamim Barghouti