PART 1 of the Panel Discussion
In its last session, held in Cape Town, South Africa, the Russell Tribunal on Palestine concluded that “Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalised regime of domination amounting to apartheid as defined under international law. This discriminatory regime manifests in varying intensity and forms against different categories of Palestinians depending on their location . . . Irrespective of such differences, the Tribunal concludes that Israel’s rule over the Palestinian people, wherever they reside, collectively amounts to a single integrated regime of apartheid.”
In honour of International Women’s Day, Students Against Israeli Apartheid was proud present this panel discussion which will examine the Palestine tribunal’s findings and the ongoing struggles of resistance by Palestinians, with an emphasis on women’s resistance. Integral to this discussion are the ways in which international colonial feminist discourses have undermined the struggles of indigenous women and how true principled solidarity can be enacted.
Frank Barat is a human rights activist and coordinator of the recently completed Russell Tribunal on Palestine. He has edited two books: Gaza in Crisis (Haymarket/Penguin) with Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe andCorporate Complicity in Israel’s Occupation (Pluto Press) with Asa Winstanley.