Comhlámh's Justice for Palestine presents 'Why BDS'

Comhlámh’s Justice for Palestine presents ‘Why BDS?’

Livestream Monday 28th Sept 7pm YouTube

Comhlámh’s Justice for Palestine member group presents this free online event to discuss the international movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS). BDS will be discussed by three well-respected speakers: Fatin al Tamimi, Richard Falk and Omar Barghouti. BDS has been described as the only way to pressure Israel to comply with International Law. The event will be facilitated by group member Diarmuid O Brien, with the panel discussing their work, their views on BDS, and questions from the audience; not to mention being punctuated by Palestinian music and entertainment

Our panel are:

Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti is a Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. He is a co-recipient of the 2017 Gandhi Peace Award. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, NY, and a master’s in Philosophy (ethics) from Tel Aviv University. He is the author of, BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights (Haymarket: 2011). His commentaries and views have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, AP, Reuters, AFP, the Guardian and on BBC, Bloomberg TVMSNBCCNN, among others.

Fatin Al Tamimi

Fatin is the chairperson of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign. A diaspora Palestinian woman, has been living and raising her family in Ireland for more than 30 years. Her family originally hails from Hebron and Gaza in Palestine, and she still has close relatives living in both areas. She has been involved for many years in Palestine solidarity work in Ireland, and in 2016 she was elected to the position of Chairperson of the IPSC, the first Palestinian to hold the position. She is also active in anti-racist, anti-war and women’s groups in Ireland, and has spoken at many events.

Richard Falk

Chair of Global Law, Queen Mary University London & Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University. Author of This Endangered Planet (1971); A Study of Future Worlds (1975) On Humane Governance (1995); Power Shift (2017); Revisiting the Vietnam War (2017); Palestinian Horizon (2017); On Nuclear Weapons (2019). Between 2008 & 2014, UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine, Human Rights Council. Since 2009 Falk has been nominated annually for the Nobel Peace Prize.

The conversation will be facilitated by group member Diarmuid O Brien.