Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Palestine: Prospects, Priorities, Responsibilities -

Palestine: Prospects, Priorities, Responsibilities:

"Palestine: Prospects, Priorities, Responsibilities
20 Jul 2010, 11:00

Diana Buttu talks of rediscovering her Palestinian identity, moving from Canada to Palestine ten year ago, and waking up to the reality of the failure of Arafat, Rabin and Clinton's Oslo Peace Process. She is joined by Australian Co-founder of Independent Australian Jewish Voices, Antony Loewenstein, in condemning Israeli industry profiting from the occupation, calling for global boycotts, just as there were with South Africa's apartheid. Politics in the Pub is moderated by Prof. Stuart Rees.

Diana Buttu is a Palestinian-Canadian lawyer and former spokesperson with the Palestine Liberation Organization. She is best known for her work as a legal adviser and negotiator on peace negotiations between Israeli and Palestinian organizations.

Buttu was born in Canada to Arab Israeli parents. She received a law degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and a Ph.D from McGill University on compensation to Palestinian refugees. She began her work as negotiator in 2000, shortly after the outbreak of the Second Palestinian Intifada, as a spokesperson for the Negotiations Support Unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization. The Economist in 2005 termed her part of the closest thing to a Palestinian makeover.
Antony Loewenstein is an atheist Jewish-Australian political activist, freelance journalist, author and blogger based in Sydney. Loewenstein has written for The Guardian, Haaretz, The Washington Post, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Sydney's Sun-Herald, The Bulletin, ZNet, The Big Issue, Crikey, CounterPunch and others. He writes a regular column for online magazine and is a board member of Macquarie University's Centre for Middle East and North African Studies.
Lowevenstein is the Author of My Israel Question, on the Israel/Palestine conflict, The Blogging Revolution, about the impact of the internet in countries with repressive regimes and he contributed to the Verso Books release, A Time to Speak Out (2008), on the rise of global Jewish dissent. Loewenstein is the co-founder of Independent Australian Jewish Voices (IAJV).
Prof. Stuart Rees
Emeritus Professor Stuart Rees Order of Australia, is the Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation (founder of the Sydney Peace Prize), at the University of Sydney in Australia. From 1978 to 2000 Rees was Professor of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Sydney. Rees has published numerous books and non-academic activities have included community development, probation services and social work in the UK and Canada; work with War on Poverty programs in the U.S.A.; and work with the Save the Children non-governmental organisation in India and Sri Lanka. Rees is a regular broadcaster on Australia's ABC Radio about the 'means and meaning of peace with justice'.

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