Report back from members of the North American Academic and Labor Delegation to Palestine 2014 - Part 1

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The event brings together members of the academic and labor delegation who visited the West Bank and the 1948 areas of Palestine. Each delegate came to bear witness to the political and economic realities confronting Palestinians as a result of Israel’s occupation of their homeland and to build working relationships and solidarities with Palestinian scholars, artists, and activists consistent with their 2005 call for “a campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights” (BDSmovement.net).  The delegates, including two SFSU faculty members, experienced and witnessed the realities of Israeli apartheid, racial discrimination, ethnic cleansing, and undermining of Palestinian rights. The event provides a brief reflection on those experiences and a public reaffirmation of our support for resolute actions in support of the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.  Speakers include Rabab Abdulhadi (Race and Resistance Studies), Joanne Barker (American Indian Studies), and Jaime Veve (Labor and Social Justice Activist).

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