Palestinian Political Movements in Israel and Israeli Repression

dinsdag 10 mei · 12:30 – 14:00

The Palestine Center

2425 Virginia Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Gemaakt door:

“Palestinian Political Movements in Israel and Israeli Repression”


Awad Abdel Fattah
…Secretary-General, National Democratic Assembly

Tuesday, 10 May 2011
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
The Palestine Center


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Why is Israel intensifying its policy of political oppression, discrimination and economic suffocation against the 1.2 million-strong Palestinian minority in Israel? Do they really constitute a strategic threat to the Jewish character of the state of Israel, as the ruling circles claim? How did the second Palestinian intifada in late September 2000 and the subsequent mass demonstrations by the Palestinian minority highlight the inferior status and role of this non-Jewish minority in Israel in the struggle against occupation and against the injustices perpetrated by the Israeli state, and in its struggle for justice, freedom and full equality and citizenship, irrespective of religion, nationality, ethnicity and sex? Is it still possible to speak of a solution to the Palestinian question without addressing the plight of the Palestinians in Israel? And, finally, what impact will the Arab revolutions have on the Palestinian cause and national and democratic struggle?

Awad Abdel Fattah, Secretary General of the National Democratic Assembly (NDA), (Altajamoa) will address these issues and questions.

The NDA, a democratic political party that operates among Palestinians in Israel, holds three seats in the Israeli parliament, the Knesset. It was established in 1995 with a platform that emphasizes the right of this section of the Palestinian people – the Palestinian minority in Israel – to full civil and national equality. It calls for a state of all its citizens, the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, and the Right of Return of the Palestinian refugees. However the NDA has recently decided to open debate about other Palestinian options – one democratic state in historic Palestine.

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